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NWS Special Weather Statement (Watauga County)

Current Conditions
Powder Horn

Temp: 47.6°F
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Powder Horn Mountain , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:10AM

Improvements Coming (Later)

An area of low pressure finds safe passage through the southern Appalachians towards the Mid Atlantic this weekend. While significant rain is essentially over for today we're struck with spotty drizzle and fog. As the upper level features of the low move through tonight showers return and light rain lingers into Sunday morning. On the backside of the system a gusty northwest flow kicks into gear tomorrow. Light rain and drizzle are around through the afternoon, especially for the western half of the region. We'll slowly dry out Sunday night and make way for tons of sunshine Monday through Wednesday.

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Partly cloudy
Lower 50s
NW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 53 Lo: 41

Cloudy with fog; Periods of light rain, mainly in the morning; South wind 5-15 mph becoming NW Sat. night

Hi: 51 Lo: 37

Mostly cloudy; AM fog; Lingering early light rain; PM drizzle/mist, especially west; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty

Hi: 54 Lo: 32

Becoming mostly sunny; Seasonal; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty

Hi: 54 Lo: 32

Lots of sunshine; Nice day

Hi: 54 Lo: 40

Mostly sunny; Pleasant streak continues; More clouds Wednesday night

Further Out

Thursday - Mostly cloudy; Rain returns; High in the lower 50s; Low in the lower 40s
Friday - Mostly cloudy; Lingering light rain; High in the lower 50s; Low in the lower 30s

Forecast Discussion

The heaviest rain is over and we're left in a foggy/misty wake today. If we're lucky there's some sky brightening and a couple of completely dry hours this afternoon. If not, then the status quo holds. The area of low pressure responsible for the muck pushes through tonight and early Sunday morning. As it does so, more "showery" type rain returns tonight.

A moist northwest flow kicks into gear tomorrow squeezing out any residual low level moisture. Light rain/drizzle lingers Sunday, especially in the morning hours. It will hold on later for the western slopes while locations along the Blue Ridge can expect some drying late in the day. As it turns colder Sunday night flurries are possible for the highest, western facing ridgetops.

High pressure takes control Monday through Wednesday. Expect ample sunshine and seasonally to slightly above seasonal temperatures. It will be the quietest three days in a long time (or at least it will feel that way).

The next system brings more rain Thursday and Friday.


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