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Powder Horn Mountain , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 12:21PM

Light Showers, Cooler

A rather quiet cold front settles to our south today. With the front comes a few light showers, mainly this afternoon and evening. After today, it's all sunshine for the rest of the work week. Cooler air arrives in step-wise fashion and a notable northwest wind tomorrow underscores the fact that it really is mid October. Furthering that point, the first frost of the season is possible by Friday morning, perhaps even Thursday morning in sheltered valleys.

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Mostly cloudy; Showers possible
Mid 50s
Light SW wind
Tuesday

Hi: 73 Lo: 53

Generally cloudy; Widely scattered, mostly light showers; WNW 5-15 mph
Wednesday

Hi: 66 Lo: 38

Some clouds early then becoming mostly sunny; Breezy and cooler; NW wind 10-20 mph and gusty
Thursday

Hi: 60 Lo: 38

Lots of sunshine; Pleasant but cool; Frost possible at night; Light NW wind
Friday

Hi: 63 Lo: 50

Mostly sunny; Pleasant
Saturday

Hi: 62 Lo: 41

Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers

Further Out

Sunday - Mostly sunny; Cool and Breezy; High in the mid 50s; Low in the mid 30s
Monday - Lots of sunshine; Remaining cool; High in the upper 50s; Low in the lower 40s

Forecast Discussion

The next seven days are mainly on course for this time of the year. We'll contend with two frontal passages that are accompanied by light rainfall. The first is today, the other is Saturday. The day after each frontal passage is followed by a blustery northwest wind, ie- Wednesday and Sunday.

Tomorrow through Friday are bright and sunny as high pressure builds from the north. It will be cold enough both Thursday and Friday mornings for the first frost of the season, but there will be too much wind Thursday morning except in the most sheltered valley locations.

After Saturday's front and light showers high pressure returns to start next week. This round is colder, and the entire region stands a good chance of frost by Monday morning.

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