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Powder Horn Mountain , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6:42AM

Sunny, Cold, & Windy

Weather makers zip quickly across the Southeast through early next week. High pressure building over New England provides a break in the action through Thursday, but today is cold and windy. The high will be responsible for locking in low-level cold air Thursday night as moisture returns from the Gulf. We'll contend with a period of freezing rain developing late Thursday night changing to a cold rain during the day Friday. Rain ends Saturday morning before a trailing push of cold air brings a quick round of flurries and snow showers Saturday night.

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Cloudy & rainy
Temperature near 40
Light SE wind

Hi: 43 Lo: 25

Mostly sunny & cold; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusts to 45 mph, diminishing Wed. night

Hi: 46 Lo: 30

Some AM sun; Increasing PM clouds; Light freezing rain possible after midnight Thur night; SE wind 5-15 mph, becoming windy at higher elev's Thur. night

Hi: 45 Lo: 41

Cloudy; Chilly; Foggy; Light freezing rain changing to rain; Light NE wind, but South 10-20 mph & gusty at higher elev's

Hi: 51 Lo: 36

Lots of clouds; Light AM showers; Colder Sat. night with flurries & snow showers possible

Hi: 48 Lo: 34

Early clouds and perhaps lingering snow flurries; Then variably cloudy

Further Out

Monday - Cloudy; A chilly rain developing; High in the lower 50s; Low in the upper 30s
Tuesday - Mostly cloudy; Lingering morning rain; Perhaps ending as flurries; Turning colder; High in the upper 40s; Low in the mid 20s

Forecast Discussion

Moisture was lacking as colder air invaded late last night. One of these days we'll connect the two at the right time.

A stout northwest flow doesn't slow down until tonight as high pressure build over the interior Northeast. The same high wedges down the eastern side of the Appalachians Thursday night locking in surface level cold air. Meanwhile, low pressure develops in the northern Gulf and starts a journey up the eastern seaboard Friday and Saturday.

Freezing rain develops late Thursday night and continues into the daylight hours Friday morning before changing over to rain. Cold holdouts along the Blue Ridge may contend with freezing rain a few hours longer, but the transition is inevitable. At this point, we do not expect a major icing event. Rain continues Friday night into Saturday morning. After a dry Saturday afternoon a trailing upper disturbance brings a quick round of flurries and snow showers back to the area Saturday night.

But wait, there's more. Low pressure develops in Texas Monday morning and rides northeast to the Carolinas Tuesday. Rain develops Monday and continues Monday night into Tuesday morning. Trailing cold air may allow for rain to end as flurries Tuesday.


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