Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7:16AM
Winds of Change
Wind is the issue today, gusty through the day. After a cold start in valleys, temperatures rebound slightly this afternoon. Sunday will be more pleasant--the mildest day in the last week and a half. Skies become cloudy Monday with rain at night (possibly beginning late in the afternoon). Cooler weather arrives Tuesday after early morning light rain.
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Hi: 46 Lo: 34
Scattered PM clouds; Another step milder; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusts to 45 mph
Hi: 52 Lo: 36
Lots of sun; Mild; AM wind NW 5-15 mph, becoming South & light
Hi: 48 Lo: 39
Becoming cloudy; Rain late afternoon & Mon. night; South wind 5-15 mph, but gusty at higher elev's
Hi: 42 Lo: 25
Early AM light rain; Maybe a snow flurry; Decreasing clouds; Cooler; Windy
Hi: 38 Lo: 21
Becoming mostly clear; Colder
Thursday - Mostly clear; Chilly; High in the upper 30s; Low in the lower 20s
Friday - Few clouds; Seasonal; High in the lower 40s; Low in the mid 20s
Pattern changes are often "noisy"; today is a case in point. Milder air arrives on gusty NW winds. Temperatures are somewhat milder. As Pacific high pressure settles in Sunday, winds diminish, and we'll have a more pleasant day. Temperatures tomorrow will be 10-15 degrees warmer than average.
The next front arrives late Monday night. Skies become clouds Monday. Expect a rainy Monday night; rain could arrive by late afternoon.
Showers may linger into early Tuesday followed by decreasing clouds and cooler temperatures.
A secondary (dry) front arrives Tuesday night from the west. Temperatures Wednesday and Thursday will be even cooler--near seasonal averages. High pressure moves across the Eastern U. S. Thursday and shifts into the Atlantic Friday leaving a wedge of cooler air along the east side of the Southern Appalachians. Next weekend looks rainy.
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