West end of the Elk River Airport (farthest from Banner Elk)
Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7:17PM
More Clouds; More Rain
The sun has been AWOL for a while. Maybe it will show up again early next week. Clouds and fog persist. Areas of rain are difficult to time with precision... this evening will be the wettest period overall. Then mostly light rain will be around (on and off) Friday through the daytime Sunday. Temperatures will be cooler after today.
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Hi: 58 Lo: 41
Cloudy with fog; Evening rain, decreasing later at night; Light SE wind
Hi: 47 Lo: 37
Cloudy with areas of fog; Cooler; Areas of rain, mostly light; Light SE wind
Hi: 45 Lo: 41
Cloudy with fog at times; Cool; Areas of light rain; Light SE wind
Hi: 47 Lo: 34
Cloudy start with fog and areas of rain; Decreasing clouds and cooler Sun. night
Hi: 48 Lo: 29
Finally some sun; Cool
Tuesday - Increasing clouds; Cooler; High in the lower 40s; Low in the lower 30s
Wednesday - Cloudy; Rain; High in the lower 40s; Low in the mid 30s
The weather is a logjam of airmasses (warm to our south, cooler to our north and northwest). A front eked through from the north Wednesday night. It moves gradually south in response to high pressure in Canada wedging down the east side of the Appalachians Friday and Saturday. The next front from the west moves through late Sunday--that may give us a brief break from persistent clouds, fog, and periodic rain.
A wave of moisture sweeps through from the southwest producing a steadier period of rain this evening and tonight.
Temperatures will be cooler Friday and Saturday. Areas of fog and mostly light rain will be in play Friday through the daytime Sunday.
Monday has sunshine ahead of the next cooler wedge forming down the east side of the Appalachians. Tuesday, clouds return and temperatures are cooler.
A front arrives from the west Wednesday night. Wednesday looks cloudy and rainy.
We are still on track for colder weather arriving late next week and continuing ate least through Christmas.
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