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NWS High Wind Warning (Watauga County)

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Powder Horn Mountain , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:29AM

Approaching Showers

An advancing low pressure system and attendant cold front back in Arkansas is heading our direction. A passing light shower or two dot the landscape today. Showers arrive in abundance late tonight and continue into Friday afternoon, skies clear Friday night. Tomorrow is notably cool & breezy. The weekend looks great!

Merlefest 2019 is today through Sunday. In 4 days, you can see: The Avett Brothers, Sam Bush, Wynonna Judd, Brandi Carlile, Steep Canyon Rangers, Amos Lee, Keb Mo, Dailey and Vincent, Scythian, Radney Foster, Kruger Brothers, Chatham County Line, The Waybacks, and nearly 100 other great artists. Weather.... After showers (perhaps a thundershower) Thursday night and mainly Friday, we are looking at dry weather for the rest of the festival. See our Hourly Forecast for details.


Hi: 77 Lo: 61

Generally cloudy; A few passing showers; More showers at night, perhaps some thunder; West wind 5-15 mph, gusty at times

Hi: 64 Lo: 44

Cloudy; Daytime showers and t-showers; Cool; SW wind becoming NW 10-20 mph & gusty

Hi: 71 Lo: 49

Scattered clouds; Nice, but breezy; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty

Hi: 74 Lo: 49

Partly sunny; A few notches warmer

Hi: 76 Lo: 56

Lots of sunshine; Great start to the work week

Further Out

Tuesday - Partly cloudy; Nice & warm; High in the lower 80s; Low in the upper 50s
Wednesday - More afternoon clouds; Isolated PM showers or t-showers; Still warm; High in the lower 80s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

Basically all the rain for the next week comes late tonight into Friday afternoon. Beforehand a front running shower or two is possible this morning and afternoon as showers are moving out of east TN. Despite abundant cloud cover today it's going to be another mild one. The rainmaker is an area of low pressure back in the mid-Mississippi Valley and it scoots through tomorrow. Friday is showery (thunder possible), cooler, and breezy.

Clouds decrease Friday night and the weekend is rather pleasant minus a breezy Saturday. A subtle front approaches late Sunday night, but is deflected by a ridge of high pressure building in the western Atlantic (a very summer-like configuration). I can't rule out a shower while we're sleeping Saturday night.

As the ridge strengthens the first half of next week temperatures respond accordingly and the days get progressively warmer. The month of May marks the beginning of the diurnal convective season. On cue, isolated pop-up showers could be in the the mix with daytime heating Wednesday.


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