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Powder Horn Mountain , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 9:45AM

Warm Again, But Hold On

We remain in a warm and moist airmass again today ahead of a cold front that moves through Thursday. Morning drizzle followed by isolated afternoon showers (thunder possible) will be around today, especially on the western side of the mountains. A more organized line of showers and thundershowers arrive in the predawn hours Thursday and move east quickly. A stout northwest wind tomorrow introduces much colder air with falling afternoon temperatures and flurries possible early Friday morning.


Hi: 77 Lo: 57

Morning clouds& drizzle; Brighter afternoon with isolated showers (thunder possible), especially on the west side of the Appalachians; NW wind 5-15 mph & gusty

Hi: 66 Lo: 35

Cloudy AM with showers, thunder possible; Then decreasing clouds & turning much cooler; NW wind 15-25 mph, gusts to 45 mph

Hi: 54 Lo: 33

Lingering morning clouds; Quick flurries possible AM; Colder & windy; NW wind 15-25 mph, gusts to 55

Hi: 61 Lo: 44

Increasing PM clouds; Cool

Hi: 62 Lo: 52

Cloudy; Rain

Further Out

Monday - Cloudy early with lingering AM showers; Brighter and warmer afternoon; High in the lower 70s; Low in the mid 40s
Tuesday - Mostly cloudy; A few afternoon showers; Cooler; High in the lower 60s; Low in the mid 30s

Forecast Discussion

A very busy pattern gets started tomorrow... where was this in the winter? Other than some isolated afternoon showers today it remains warm and unseasonably pleasant.

The action begins tomorrow as a strong cold front moves through from the west. Accompanying the front is a good line of showers with embedded thundershowers early Thursday morning, the bulk of it before sunrise. A strong northwest wind kicks into gear thereafter with falling afternoon temperatures and decreasing clouds.

Wind is the big story Thursday night with gusts to 60 mph and it doesn't get much better during the day Friday. Batten down the hatches! The stout northwest flow and turn to cold is also accompanied by some flurries early Friday morning. Friday is raw relative to what we've been experiencing.

High pressure builds Friday afternoon and persists Saturday before shuffling off the eastern seaboard Sunday. Saturday will be very pleasant with near seasonal temperatures. In the meantime a juicy area of low pressure develops in the Southern Plains Saturday and moves to the Great Lakes Sunday night. Rain returns Sunday morning and continues until Monday morning. The advancing low brings in a quick round of warmer air once it dries out Monday afternoon. However, another cold front moves through Tuesday with a brief round of afternoon showers. The remainder of next week is likely on the cool side for mid-April.


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