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Powder Horn Mountain , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 7:12AM

Sunny & Cool

Welcome back February! Wake-temperatures are on the order of 30-degrees colder than Saturday morning. Abundant sunshine and a diminishing wind makes for a pleasant afternoon. The winter playbook calls for only a temporary cooldown and milder air quietly returns Monday. The first half of the upcoming week has increasing temperatures and increasing opportunities for showers. The main emphasis for meaningful rainfall is Wednesday night ahead of a strong cold front. March roars in like a baby lion with a turn to colder Thursday.


Hi: 51 Lo: 32

Few clouds; Chilly; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty early, becoming light from the South at night

Hi: 58 Lo: 46

Mostly cloudy; Cannot rule out an afternoon or nighttime shower; Milder; South wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 67 Lo: 55

Mostly cloudy; A few showers possible, mainly PM; Mild temperatures; SW wind 5-15 mph, gusty at higher elev's

Hi: 71 Lo: 39

Becoming cloudy; Late day and nighttime showers & t-showers; Mild

Hi: 52 Lo: 30

Partly cloudy; Maybe a few AM flurries; Much colder

Further Out

Friday - Scattered clouds; Chilly; High in the upper 40s; Low in the upper 20s
Saturday - Mostly sunny; Cool; High in the lower 50s; Low in the lower 30s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure moves overhead today and off the coast Monday. Expect abundant sunshine, seasonal temperatures, and a diminishing wind. Clouds increase tonight as a subtle southerly flow starts bringing moisture back into the region. Monday has more clouds and perhaps a rogue late-day shower, most of us stay dry.

A warm front moves up from the Deep South Tuesday as low pressure develops in the Central Plains. An increasingly moist flow Monday night through Wednesday keeps the possibility of showers in the mix. We'll emphasize late Tuesday and Tuesday night for the best opportunity of rainfall during that period.

Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week ahead of our next cold front that comes through Thursday morning. Showers and thundershowers arrive Wednesday night possibly ending as flurries Thursday morning as colder air fills-in behind the front.

The remainder of the week is colder and less active. A clipper system passes to our north Friday followed by high pressure next weekend.


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