Grab your sunglasses, Ashevillians — summer officially started on Tues., June 21. The season signals the promise of warmer days + lots of sunshine, so to keep you and your wardrobe prepared, we’ve put together some of the major weather trends headed our way over the next few months.
Here’s what you can expect this summer in The Land of the Sky and beyond, based on predictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center.
Think warm. Expect to see warmer-than-normal temperatures across much of the US, with the exception of the Midwest.
The predicted continuation of La Niña conditions plays a large role in the expected hotter-than-average June-August for the US.
In Asheville, temperatures are expected to be an average of 72.3ºF through at least July. There’s a 58% chance for clear or partly cloudy skies. Usually, Asheville averages highs of 79°F in June, 81.5°F in July, and 80.9° in August.
Keep your umbrella nearby. There’s an equal chance that rain will trend normally through July. Usually, Asheville averages 3.9 inches of rain in June, 4.2 inches in July, and 4.3 in August.
The Atlantic hurricane season began Wed., June 1, and it’s predicted to be a season with slightly above-average activity.
The chances of a drought developing is not likely through July 31.
Celebrate the summer season with these local events.
Summer Cooling Flow w/ Jamie | Every Sunday, Jun. 26-Oct. 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | $5+ | Bring your own mat for this Pitta season flow yoga session for all skill levels.
Explore Asheville 2022 Summer Social | Tues., July 12 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Marquee, 36 Foundy St. | Free | Network with the Explore Asheville team in the River Arts District + enjoy local food and beverages.
Summer Writer’s Retreat at Grove Park Inn | Fri., July 15-Sun., July 17 | Fri. at 3 p.m.-Sun. at 12 p.m. | The Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave. | $175+ | Learn how to write + publish a book at this retreat with training from a best-selling author and publisher.
Summer of Self-Love Rooftop Movement Series | Sun., July 17 + Sun., Aug. 21 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Aloft Asheville Downtown, 51 Biltmore Ave. | $20 | Mix up your summer fitness routine by working out on a rooftop pool deck with some major views, followed by time to network + partake in complimentary experience stations.
Cruel Summer: A Taylor Swift Inspired Dance Party | Fri., Aug 5 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $20 | Celebrate summer with this dance party for all ages.