After a work week with plenty of sunshine and highs in the 70s, the Easter weekend will see a change as storms possibly move in. The National Weather Services says that scattered showers and storms will be a weather factor for Saturday and Sunday. As of a Friday afternoon update, the chances for storms Saturday is 40%, dropping to 20% for Saturday night, 30% for Sunday before rising to 60% for Monday and Tuesday of next week. Any storms that could occur are not forecast to become severe.
The High Country could use the rain, as Watauga and Avery remains in the abnormally dry drought condition, and Ashe in moderate drought for this week. For more information about the latest drought report for the High Country visit this article.