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Powder Horn Mountain , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 8:53AM

Sight for Sore Eyes

There is light at the end of the tunnel... Low clouds, fog, and lingering morning drizzle give way to brighter skies and a dry afternoon. Wall to wall sunshine holds until tomorrow, but we if we play our cards right we'll have some decent clearing by this evening. Temperatures respond accordingly, this afternoon is 10-degrees warmer than Monday, add another 15-degrees tomorrow. The remainder of the week is quite warm as well. A front approaches from the west Thursday with widely scattered afternoon and evening showers & thundershowers. Otherwise, it's just renegade stuff until the beginning of next week.

The Golf-O-Meter is now the Raccoon-O-Meter in anticipation of MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC, Thursday through Sunday! Overall the weather looks great--warmer than usual with only isolated PM showers or thundershowers each day. See our Hour by Hour MerleFest Forecast for details.

Tuesday

Hi: 68 Lo: 50

Morning fog; Isolated AM showers or drizzle, then decreasing clouds late; Warmer afternoon; North wind becoming light
Wednesday

Hi: 83 Lo: 57

Plenty of sunshine; Warmest day so far this year; South wind 5-15 mph
Thursday

Hi: 80 Lo: 58

Partly cloudy; Warm; Widely scattered PM t-showers; SW wind 5-15 mph
Friday

Hi: 82 Lo: 60

Partly sunny; Warm; Cannot rule out an afternoon t-shower
Saturday

Hi: 84 Lo: 62

Partly sunny; Even warmer; Cannot rule out an afternoon t-shower

Further Out

Sunday - Partly cloudy; Warm; Isolated PM thunder; High in the upper 70s; Low near 60 degrees
Monday - Mostly cloudy; Scattered daytime showers & t-showers; Not as warm; High in the lower 70s; Low in the upper 40s

Forecast Discussion

Let the blooms begin! After all the rain followed by much warmer days with ample sunshine this week pollen season will be in full swing. A lumbering upper level low responsible for the (mainly) gentle deluge moves up the East Coast today. Light rain and drizzle end this morning, but the clouds hang tough for much of the day. We're counting on brighter skies late this afternoon for a late-day temperature run. Skies clear tonight and valley fog is a good bet given the moist ground.

A little bubble of high pressure builds overhead Wednesday and temperatures make a leap towards the warmest day yet this Spring. A subtle front approaches Thursday but never gets passed the mountains. We'll see widely scattered PM showers and thundershowers.

Friday through the weekend an early season Bermuda high pumps in the warmth and humidity. I don't think we'll break any record high temperatures, but we'll flirt with it Saturday afternoon. Daytime heating will spark isolated afternoon thunder. A stronger front moves through Monday bringing widespread showers and lower temperatures.

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