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NWS Winter Weather Advisory (Watauga County)

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Zionville , NC
Weather station located at Miller Farm Supply in Zionville.

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 5:06PM

Snow Showers Return Tonight

Snow showers return tonight and continue at times Monday, ending as flurries Monday evening. Once again, outside of the higher westward facing slopes accumulations are generally dusting level to less than one inch. The favored locations above 4000' will pick up another couple of inches tonight through early tomorrow afternoon. Enjoy!

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Sunday

Hi: 35 Lo: 24

Cloudy; Snow showers & flurries return; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusts to 35 mph
Monday

Hi: 30 Lo: 25

Mostly cloudy; Scattered daytime snow showers & flurries; Cold; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusts to 35 mph
Tuesday

Hi: 40 Lo: 28

Variable cloudiness; Flurries & scattered snow showers developing in the afternoon, continuing Tues. night. West wind 5-15 mph & gusty, becoming NW 15-25 mph with gusts to 50 mph Tues. night
Wednesday

Hi: 39 Lo: 33

More clouds than sun; Chilly; Becoming cloudy Wed. night
Thursday

Hi: 46 Lo: 37

Cloudy with light rain possible, perhaps beginning as a brief wintry mix; Not as cold

Further Out

Friday - Mostly cloudy; Chilly; High in the lower 40s; Low in the upper 20s
Saturday - Partly cloudy; Chilly; High in the lower 40s; Low in the lower 30s

Forecast Discussion

We had a lull in the action today other than a few stray flurries. Another slug of upper level energy passes through tonight and Monday. Snow showers return tonight and continue at times into Monday afternoon then taper to flurries, similar to what we had Saturday. However, accumulations are less than Saturday for the higher, western elevations.

A clipper-type low scoots through Tuesday night prompting a quick and lesser round of scattered snow showers and flurries beginning Tuesday afternoon. Flurries end early Wednesday morning.

It gets much more complicated thereafter with varying degrees of computer guidance uncertainty. For now, we'll stick with the going theme of low pressure moving across the Southeast Thursday. A wintry mix is possible at onset early Thursday morning before transitioning to rain. Rain ends late Thursday night. If that doesn't come to fruition then it will be dry Wednesday through Friday. The next wet weather maker is in the wings a week from now.

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