Forecast Last Updated at Friday, October 19, 2018 at 6:49AM
Mild Friday; Cold Coming
After our first frost of the season across sheltered valleys, temperatures warm up to respectable levels this afternoon under lots of sunshine. Clouds thicken and lower quickly tonight leading to showers developing late. Showers linger into the first part of Saturday before a potent cold front moves through and brings BY FAR the coldest air mass of the season. Strong NW flow will bring a few novelty flurries late Saturday night, mainly a high elevation ordeal, something to get you in the mood for:
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Hi: 61 Lo: 49
Partly cloudy; Pleasant; SW wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 59 Lo: 32
Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers, generally in the morning; NW wind 15-25 mph & gusty; Flurries possible late Sat. night
Hi: 46 Lo: 29
Mostly sunny; Chilly and Breezy; Hard freeze Sun. night; NW wind 5-15 mph, diminishing late
Hi: 54 Lo: 35
Lots of sunshine; Crisp
Hi: 60 Lo: 38
Mostly sunny; Not as cool
Wednesday - More afternoon clouds; Pleasant; High in the upper 50s; Low near 40 degrees
Thursday - Becoming cloudy with PM rain possible; High in the mid 50s; Low near 40 degrees
High pressure overhead this morning moves off the East Coast today. Southwesterly return flow delivers the goods this afternoon in terms of a respectable temperature rebound after patchy frost greeted valleys to start the day.
A potent cold front will cross the Appalachians Saturday. Ahead of it, clouds thicken and lower overnight and there will be light showers developing late tonight and continuing into at least the first part of Saturday.
Strong cold advection on strong and gusty NW winds will invade the mountains late Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. Temperatures turn much colder Saturday night through Monday morning. There will even be a few novelty flurries flying by late Saturday night, mainly at high elevations. Not a huge deal, aside from the fact that it’s the first snowman-o-meter event this season after an incredible warm start to fall.
High pressure builds Sunday to promote dry and seasonable fall weather that lasts through much of next week. Low pressure tracking across the Southeast will bring our next chance of rain Thursday.
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