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NWS Winter Weather Advisory (Watauga County)

Current Conditions

Temp: 42.8°F
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Blackberry , NC
Station located at Zap Fitness

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, February 26, 2021 at 7:00AM

Mainly a Cold Rain

Colder air and moisture is slow to arrive today limiting the opportunity for any wintry precipitation. Light rain develops late this morning or right around lunchtime and we'll deal with bouts of rain through the weekend. Temperatures fall once the rain begins and there will be some pockets of sleet or snow possible for a few hours this afternoon mixing in with the rain. It won't be disruptive.

Ridgetop temperatures rise overnight and point in the direction of a much milder weekend. Saturday is cloudy and damp, but rainfall is light and spotty. Afternoon temperatures tomorrow are 20-degrees higher than today. Sunday is another notch warmer with steadier rain developing in the afternoon and continuing at night.


Hi: 43 Lo: 37

Cloudy with fog developing; Generally a cold rain arriving around midday; Falling PM temps; Pockets of sleet or snow may mix in for a brief spell this afternoon; SE wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 60 Lo: 50

Generally cloudy; Not much rain, but spotty light rain is still possible; SW wind 5-15 mph, breezy at higher elev's

Hi: 66 Lo: 49

Cloudy; Periods of rain mainly in the afternoon, increasing Sun. night; SW wind 10-20 mph & gusty

Hi: 52 Lo: 31

Remaining cloudy; Rain through early afternoon then tapering off; Some late-day clearing possible

Hi: 44 Lo: 36

Partly sunny; Cooler; Rain and pockets of a wintry mix returns late Tues. night

Further Out

Wednesday - Morning rain and clouds; Late-day clearing; High in the mid 50s; Low in the mid 30s
Thursday - Partly sunny; Colder Thurs. night with flurries or snow showers possible late; High near 50 degrees; Low near 30 degrees

Forecast Discussion

The roller coaster ride doesn't let up anytime soon. Cold high pressure is in the process of wedging down the eastern flanks of the Appalachians this morning. Meanwhile, moisture overrides the cold air from southwest to northeast late this morning. The combination of the two are a little late to the party. Precipitation mainly falls as rain, but there will be pockets of sleet or snow mixing in with the rain. The better bet outside of the highest elevations would be in Ashe County where it will be just a touch colder. That said, marginal air temperatures and ground temperatures won't allow for anything more than slush and that could be a stretch.

As this first wave of precipitation moves through overnight our wind turns southwesterly on the ridges first, and works its way down tomorrow morning. The cold wedge erodes from the top down overnight and temperatures rise at higher elevations, valleys stay chilly. The weekend is cloudy and quite mild with "not much rain" until Sunday afternoon ahead of an approaching cold front. The front moves through Monday morning ushering in cooler air and bringing an end to rainfall in the afternoon. Tuesday is dry and chilly.

Low pressure develops in southern Texas Monday and heads northeast. Rain, or perhaps a brief wintry mix develops late Tuesday night and scoots through pretty quickly Wednesday morning. Clearing commences in the afternoon with seasonal temperatures.

A stronger cold front arrives to end the work week. Thursday has increasing clouds with flurries to snow showers developing Thursday night as the front moves through from the west.


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