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Powder Horn Mountain , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 11:52AM

That'll Get You Going

The record low temperature today for Boone was 15° set in 1950. We bottomed out at 14° and the champion of the this morning is Snake and Beech Mountain at 5°. Ample sunshine and (only) a light wind will go a long way towards making it feel more comfortable this afternoon, but it remains cold. Clouds return Thursday as low pressure trolls the Gulf and eventually the Carolinas coast. I cannot rule out some backwash light rain/sprinkles overnight Thursday into Friday morning, perhaps even a dab of freezing drizzle/sprinkles. Clouds decrease late Friday leading to a sunny weekend.

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Generally clear & cool
Temperatures in the mid 40s
Light NE wind
Wednesday

Hi: 41 Lo: 19

Clear & cold; Light SE wind
Thursday

Hi: 49 Lo: 35

Generally cloudy; Chilly; Cannot rule out light rain/drizzle or even freezing drizzle Thur night; Light SE wind
Friday

Hi: 53 Lo: 32

More clouds than sun; Cool; NW wind 5-15 mph
Saturday

Hi: 50 Lo: 28

Mostly sunny; Cool
Sunday

Hi: 53 Lo: 34

Ample sunshine; No complaints

Further Out

Monday - Scattered clouds; Cool; High in the lower 50s; Low in the mid 30s
Tuesday - Mostly sunny and pleasantly cool; High in the mid 50s; Low in the mid 30s

Forecast Discussion

The main takeaway for the forecast cycle is "quiet" with one fly in the ointment. Today is exceptionally cold and that story holds true again tonight. However, ridgetops will not be as cold as warm air aloft arrives on a southwesterly flow.

Low pressure develops in the northwestern Gulf tonight and moves east to the Carolinas coast Friday. A secondary low pressure center behind the front runner develops Saturday joining forces and moving north up the East Coast early next week. That's a lot of weather, but essentially not here. It's important to mention as it's the reason for mostly cloudy skies Thursday through Friday afternoon. Plus, there's a small opportunity for some light rain or freezing rain/drizzle late Thursday night. The whole setup is marginal so I don't want to put too much stock in it today, but it deserves a mention.

Otherwise, the weekend through early next week is nice with seasonally cool daytime temperatures.

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