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Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 5:14PM
Fast & Flake Furious
A disturbance will bring an opportunity for some fast moving flakes tonight into tomorrow morning. Dusting level accumulations will be the expectation. While we've had our fair share of wind in recent days, the wind tomorrow morning will get your attention.
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Hi: 41 Lo: 25
Mostly cloudy; Flurries & scattered snow showers late; West wind becoming NW 15-25 mph with gusts to 45 mph late;
Hi: 35 Lo: 24
Morning clouds, flurries, & snow showers; Quick afternoon sun; Chilly; Becoming cloudy Wed. night; AM wind NW 15-25 mph with gusts to 50 mph, diminishing to 5-15 mph Wed. night
Hi: 41 Lo: 31
Generally cloudy; Spotty light rain possible, maybe beginning as a light wintry mix early AM; Not as cold; NW wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 42 Lo: 23
Partly to mostly cloudy; Seasonal
Hi: 39 Lo: 22
More sunshine; Chilly
Sunday - Increasing afternoon clouds; A light wintry mix to rain developing late Sun. night; High in the lower 40s; Low in the lower 30s
Monday - Cloudy with an early wintry mix transitioning to rain; High in the mid 40s; Low in the mid 30s
Fast moving systems this week bring a lot of weather to talk about without too much actual weather. A reinforcing slug of upper level energy follows the frontal passage tonight and early Wednesday. In response, a very strong northwest wind kicks into gear generating flurries and snow showers tomorrow morning. Dusting level stuff is possible for many of us, but higher elevations closest to the TN/NC border could pick up a quick inch. The afternoon is dry with a brief round of sunshine.
Low pressure moving across the Southeast Thursday brings a round of light rain, perhaps beginning as a wintry mix early Thursday morning. Rain ends by the evening.
Friday through Sunday are uneventful and seasonal as high pressure squeezes in from the north. There is another low pressure center that rides to our south Friday, but we think it's far enough away that western NC remains dry.
The next big low coming emanating from the Southwest heads our way Sunday. Clouds increase late Sunday with a wintry mix to rain developing early Monday morning. "Warm" air will overwhelm the region so whatever precipitation type it begins as becomes a chilly rain. Rain continues through the day and ends late Monday night.
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