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Powder Horn Mountain , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, April 19, 2019 at 5:44PM

Nighttime Rain Showers

Rain tapers to showers tonight. Saturday will be an anomaly... An upper-level low trails today's front bringing much colder, unsettled weather. Saturday has showers (possible thunder) with higher elevations snow showers. Saturday night, snow showers will extend even to lower elevations. Higher elevations will have light slushy accumulations, most of the region picks up no more than a dusting on exposed surfaces. Easter Sunday has a milder afternoon after a chilly start.


Hi: 68 Lo: 42

Cloudy; Rain tapering to showers; South wind 10-20 mph & gusty

Hi: 48 Lo: 39

Mostly cloudy; Colder; Daytime showers & high elev. snow showers (thunder possible); Nighttime flurries & snow showers; South wind 10-20 mph, gusty at times, becoming NW Sat. night

Hi: 63 Lo: 43

Decreasing clouds after an early AM shower; Chilly start; Milder afternoon; NW wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 76 Lo: 50

Sunny; Quickly warmer

Hi: 78 Lo: 54

Mostly clear day; More clouds Tue. night; Very nice

Further Out

Wednesday - Mostly cloudy; Occasional showers; High in the mid 70s; Low in the lower 50s
Thursday - Scattered clouds; Pleasant; High in the mid 70s; Low in the lower 50s

Forecast Discussion

I wish I had better news about weather for the next couple days. A strong front moves through today followed by an upper-level low moving west to east across the Appalachians. Precipitation tapers to showers tonight.

Saturday is unseasonably cold. The daytime has showers and mostly high elevation snow showers. The snow showers will extend even into lower elevations Saturday evening. We will be able to retire the Snowman-O-Mometer after Saturday.

Easter Sunday has a chilly start and a milder afternoon. Clouds decrease.

High pressure moves across the Southeast early next week. Near-perfect weather returns for Monday and Tuesday.

A weak front slides through from the north Wednesday and stalls just to our south Thursday. A few showers are expected Wednesday, then a dry, pleasant Thursday.


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