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Elk River West , NC
East end of the Elk River Airport (farthest from Banner Elk)

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 7:41AM

Warm to Rain to Chilly

February is ending with the warmest weather we've seen since Nov 10-11. That's NOT a signal to retire coats for the season. We have potential for a stray light shower early today, expect some breaks in the clouds this afternoon, and then rain arrives around or just after midnight. Monday has morning rain as a front moves through. High temperatures Monday will be at sunrise with steady or falling temperatures after that. Tuesday is chilly with increasing evening clouds and rain returning late Tuesday night into Wednesday with a brief wintry mix at the start. Even colder weather is expected at the end of this week.


Hi: 65 Lo: 47

Lots of clouds with early fog; A stray shower possible early AM & again this evening; Steadier rain after midnight; SW wind 5-15 mph, breezy at times

Hi: 52 Lo: 24

Cloudy; AM rain, tapering off in the afternoon; Partial clearing Mon evening; Turning colder; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusty

Hi: 43 Lo: 29

Partly sunny; Cooler; Clouds return Tue. night; Rain develops late Tue. night (could be a wintry mix at start); Light wind becoming SE 5-15 mph

Hi: 43 Lo: 31

Rain tapers to showers by early afternoon; Partial clearing Wed. evening

Hi: 46 Lo: 23

Partly sunny; Cool

Further Out

Friday - Mix of clouds and sun; Colder; High in the lower 40s; Low in the lower 20s
Saturday - Clearing skies; Rather cold; High in the lower 40s; Low near 20 degrees

Forecast Discussion

A warm front races north today allowing warmer air in to the Carolinas. We'll have early clouds with a stray light shower possible and some breaks in the clouds by afternoon.

But a cold front arrives early Monday slamming the door on balmy weather. Skies become cloudy tonight and rain arrives around or after midnight.

Rain continues into Monday morning. High temperatures Monday will be at sunrise with steady or falling temperatures to follow. Clearing skies commence Monday afternoon. Expect a blustery start to March.

Cool high pressure digs in Tuesday, but the next low will move across the Southeast Wednesday. Clouds return Tuesday night and precipitation begins late Tuesday night lasting into Wednesday. Precipitation will be mostly rain; however, it could begin as a brief wintry mix at the start.

Thursday has mostly clear skies with seasonably cool temperatures. Chillier air gradually arrives Friday and Saturday. We'll keep an eye on low pressure in the Gulf Friday (looks too far south for mischief here but a suspicious eye is warranted). Then a secondary cold front moves through Saturday with even colder air in tow.


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