What weather should you expect in Asheville? Asheville sits in a valley at about 2,200 feet, surrounded by mountain peaks of more than 6,000 feet. This makes the weather interesting, and sometimes hard to predict. Always bring a jacket and rain gear if you plan to spend a lot of time outside. Temperatures usually run 10 to 25 degrees cooler in the higher elevations than in the city.
Bright sunny skies (with some rainy days) and crisp temperatures with highs in the 60s to 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s. This is the best time to see wildflowers.
The temperature and humidity rises with many sunny days and scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Highs are in the 80s, with rarely a high temperature above 90 in the city. The nights cool into the 60s. At elevations of 5,000+ feet, temperatures seldom go above 80.
The spectacular color foliage show begins in early October in the higher elevations and concludes in Asheville by early November. High temperatures are in the 70s, cooling to the 60s by early November.
Asheville is protected by the surrounding mountains, so we seldom have a major snowfall. Highs usually run in the 40s and 50s. January, February, and March are great months to visit since these are the slowest months for visitors coming to our area.
Courtesy of RomanticAsheville.com