Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 6:38AM
Big Swing in Temperature
You may think you are in a desert with air this dry. The dry air helped temperatures drop quite a bit overnight; especially in the valleys, while it remained warmer on the mountaintops. The dry air will allow temperatures to eclipse yesterday's mild afternoon temperatures under mostly sunny skies. Clouds and rain move back in the picture Monday and hang around awhile. Precipitation may begin as light snow before sunrise Monday morning. Rain ends Tuesday morning but the clouds remain with us through Thursday. Rain moves back in Wednesday afternoon and it will turn sharply colder Wednesday afternoon changing rain to snow showers. Snow showers clear out by Thursday morning but more snow showers look to move in overnight Friday into Saturday morning.
Hi: 52 Lo: 31
Increasing PM clouds; Relatively pleasant; Light SW wind, but becoming breezy at higher elev's Sun. night
Hi: 43 Lo: 41
Cloudy; A chilly rain, possibly starting as brief light snow around or before sunrise; Light South wind
Hi: 58 Lo: 40
Cloudy; Morning rain; West wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 48 Lo: 24
Stays cloudy; Turning sharply colder in the PM; Late-day rain showers, quickly changing to snow showers; Becoming blustery
Hi: 33 Lo: 20
AM snow showers, then decreasing clouds; Cold; Blustery
Friday - Sunny early with increasing clouds in the PM; Maybe some snow showers overnight; High in the upper 30s; Low in the lower 20s
Saturday - Mostly cloudy early with scattered snow showers; Clearing in the PM; High in the lower 30s; Low in the upper teens
Very dry air sits over western NC today and combined with southerly winds, will allow temperatures to rise quickly and eclipse yesterday's mild afternoon temperatures. Organizing low pressure over the Four Corners will move east and bring us rain and clouds by Monday morning. Precipitation could begin briefly as snow but should quickly turn to a chilly rain.
A warm front will move through Tuesday morning bringing us mild temperatures and a cold front will follow closely behind the warm front ending the rain. Clouds stick around Tuesday as another low pressure moves in from the northwest by Wednesday morning. This system will bring back the rain chances for Wednesday afternoon and rapidly usher in some much colder air Wednesday evening changing the rain to snow showers overnight.
The snow showers clear out Thursday morning and colder air riding blustery NW winds moves in. An upper level system should move through Friday night and bring more snow showers in Friday night and Saturday morning.
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