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Elk River East , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 4:36PM

Half & Half Weekend

The strong northwest wind that developed this afternoon ushers in modestly colder air. Flurries and snow showers are with us this evening into the nighttime hours. It's novelty level stuff other than the highest elevations where up to an inch or so falls before tapering off. Sunday has a good amount of sunshine, a diminishing wind, and seasonal temperatures.

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Hi: 43 Lo: 29

Mostly cloudy; Evening to late night snow showers and flurries; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusts to 45 mph

Hi: 45 Lo: 34

Variably cloudy; Chilly; NW wind 5-15 mph, gusty early but diminishing during the day

Hi: 52 Lo: 42

Cloudy; Rain develops late day or Mon. night; SW wind 5-15 mp & gusty

Hi: 47 Lo: 20

Early clouds and showers; Then decreasing clouds and turning colder

Hi: 32 Lo: 18

Mostly clear; Cold & blustery

Further Out

Thursday - Mostly clear; Less cold; High in the lower 40s; Low in the mid 20s
Friday - Increasing PM clouds; Seasonal; High in the lower 40s; Low in the upper 20s

Forecast Discussion

A cold front moved through this afternoon accompanied by a strong northwest wind, falling temperatures, and a transition to flurries and snow showers. Snow is light and fleeting but the highest elevations have minor accumulations of around an inch.

Sunday is a respite as sunshine returns and the wind gradually relaxes, par for the course in mid-December.

Low pressure moves northeast from Texas Monday to New England Tuesday. Clouds return Monday followed by rain developing Monday night. I can't completely rule out a front-running shower during the afternoon, but essentially this rain event is Monday night through Tuesday morning. Tuesday afternoon has decreasing clouds and cold invading quickly on a gusty northwest wind. A few flurries are within reason Tuesday night.

Canadian based high pressure nudges south Wednesday making it the coldest day of the week, sunny yet windy too.

Thursday and Friday are seasonably pleasant and uneventful. We'll have to watch and upper level system that moves through the Southeast next weekend that could bring some wet weather. There's a chance it stays far enough south that it isn't a talking point.


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