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NWS Winter Weather Advisory (Watauga County)

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Powder Horn Mountain , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 6:37PM

Clear and Cold Overnight

Clear skies and cold temperatures are in store for the overnight. A gradual mild-up begins Friday and continues through Sunday. The next front arrives Monday night with showers developing Monday afternoon.

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Thursday

Hi: 39 Lo: 16

Clear; Cold; NW wind 5-15 mph
Friday

Hi: 53 Lo: 21

Mostly clear; Milder temperatures; NW wind 5-15 mph
Saturday

Hi: 56 Lo: 35

Mostly clear; Another step milder; NW wind 5-15 mph, gusty at higher elev's
Sunday

Hi: 61 Lo: 39

Lots of sun; Mild
Monday

Hi: 54 Lo: 38

Cloudy; Afternoon & overnight rain; Turning cooler Mon. night

Further Out

Tuesday - Maybe an early snow flurry, then clearing skies; Chilly; High in the upper 40s; Low in the lower 30s
Wednesday - Scattered clouds; Seasonal temperatures; High in the upper 40s; Low in the upper 20s

Forecast Discussion

Clear skies and cold temperatures are on tap for the overnight with high pressure firmly in control of our weather.

This was the last arctic blast for the foreseeable future as the global pattern producing a cross-polar flow into the Central and Eastern U. S. finally relents. High pressure shifts east into the Atlantic by this weekend. We'll be in a much milder flow. Clear skies and cold ground will produce significant temperature inversions each night (valleys much colder than mountaintops tonight through Saturday night). Skies will be generally clear through Sunday.

The next front arrives Monday night. Clouds increase Monday with showers developing in the afternoon and rain Monday night.

Behind the front, temperatures are somewhat colder but not extreme. We'll call it seasonal Tuesday and Wednesday. A few flurries are possible early Tuesday morning as the front exits east.

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