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Powder Horn Mountain , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 4:15PM

Chilly, Damp Sat.; Nicer Sunday

A chilly wedge developed on the east side of the Appalachians with moisture overrunning from the southwest. Periods of light rain developed this morning and will be around the area through the evening. Patchy fog will also be an issue through early Sunday. But the sun breaks through Sunday--a much more pleasant day. Clouds return Sunday night with light rain late Sunday night into Monday morning.

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Hi: 43 Lo: 39

Cloudy & chilly; Periods of light rain through evening; SE wind 5-15 mph, NW 10-20 mph & gusty late tonight

Hi: 57 Lo: 42

Breaks in the clouds after early fog; Nicer than Saturday; Cloudy Sun. night with light rain by midnight; AM wind NW 5-15 mph, becoming SE 5-15 mph Sun. night

Hi: 62 Lo: 50

Cloudy; AM Fog; Spotty light rain & drizzle tapering off by afternoon; Wind becoming SW 5-15 mph, gusty up top

Hi: 72 Lo: 54

Mostly cloudy; Unseasonably mild; Cannot rule out isolated light rain or drizzle near the Blue Ridge

Hi: 71 Lo: 52

Generally cloudy; Periods of light rain; Mild temperatures

Further Out

Thursday - Mostly cloudy; Spotty light rain possible; Mild; High in the upper 60s; Low in the lower 50s
Friday - Mostly cloudy; Spotty light rain possible; High in the lower 60s; Low near 50 degrees

Forecast Discussion

We have a wedge of chilly air Saturday banked on the east side of the Appalachians with moisture riding over the top from the southwest. Mostly light rain developed this morning and continues off and on through this evening. Patchy fog also becomes an issue through early Sunday.

Sunday is more pleasant. After a gray start, we'll see the sun and temperatures respond accordingly.

But sunshine is short-lived. Clouds return Sunday night with light rain or drizzle by midnight. Fog, light rain, and drizzle continue Monday morning as weak wave of overrunning moisture moves across the region west to east.

For the rest of next week, high pressure centered in the Atlantic will extend west into the Southeastern U. S. A front will be held to our west and north; however, "how far to our west and north" remains in question. We have favored a drier solution than some computer guidance suggests. Regardless of precipitation, temperatures will remain warmer than average for the rest of February.


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