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Powder Horn Mountain , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 5:36PM

Ewwy Christmas Eve

Sleigh rides today needed a cover... and wheels. The heaviest rain is over, but we cannot completely escape the drizzle until later this evening as a front passes through from the west. Behind the front, colder air arrives. A few snow flurries are possible late tonight and early Christmas Day. Santa will have a bumpy, unsettled ride tonight. Leave plenty of cookies and milk (especially cookies); he'll need all the encouragement he can get. Christmas Day will be much cooler with clearing skies. Then it's clear sailing with moderating temperatures through the daytime Saturday.

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Hi: 51 Lo: 36

Cloudy; Evening drizzle & patchy fog; Turning colder; Snow flurries late; SW wind 5-15 mph (but 25-35 mph at higher elev's) becoming NW 10-20 mph & gusty

Hi: 47 Lo: 32

Early flurries; Then clearing skies; Chilly; NW 10-20 mph & gusty, diminishing Thur. night

Hi: 60 Lo: 34

Clear; Milder (but chilly in valleys Fri. night); Light wind

Hi: 61 Lo: 44

Increasing PM clouds; Pleasant for late December; Rain showers late Sat. night

Hi: 57 Lo: 46

Cloudy; Rain showers

Further Out

Monday - Cloudy; Spotty light rain & drizzle; High in the mid 50s; Low in the lower 40s
Tuesday - Mostly to partly cloudy; Turning cooler; Early light rain or drizzle possible; High in the mid 50s; Low in the upper 30s

Forecast Discussion

We have a "token" cool down for Christmas Day, but there's no real winter weather until the turn of the calendar.

A potent front moves through from the west this evening, preceded by patchy drizzle and fog. Cold air arrives later tonight and flurries are possible late tonight and early Christmas Day. SW winds will be an issue this evening at higher elevations. Tonight winds will shift around from the NW, blustery but not extreme.

Skies clear tomorrow after early flurries. Temperatures will be cooler. High pressure will be over the Southeast Friday and Saturday. Temperatures will gradually moderate from that cool Christmas Day. Valleys will be chillier than mountaintops Friday night.

Early next week is a muddled mess with crappy computer guidance (it seems like every model run of late gives a "new" answer). Here's the most likely scenario... A front moves through from the west Sunday but stalls just to our south. The result will be rain showers late Saturday night and Sunday. A second front moves through early Tuesday morning. We'll keep clouds and spotty light rain or drizzle Monday into Tuesday morning. Expect lots of clouds with temperatures above seasonal norms.

Colder weather arrives New Year's Eve or New Year's Day.


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