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Sugar Mountain , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 12:35PM

Clouds; Cool

A disturbance weakens as it moves moves across the Southern Appalachians today. If you've been watching the radar at all, it might have given you an adrenalin boast; however, you will only be set up for disappointment since light precipitation fizzles as it reaches the mountains--sprinkles at most here today. We'll have partial clearing late today and tonight. Temperatures remain chilly but not noteworthy. Friday, clouds increase as low pressure moves east along the Gulf Coast. I have disappointing news for snow-lovers--it's too far south to produce a significant event here. A light wintry mix will begin late Friday night and continue into Saturday ending as light rain or drizzle by evening. There's potential mischief Sunday night and Monday, then again Christmas Eve. See the Forecast Discussion for details.

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Hi: 42 Lo: 25

Mostly cloudy; Sprinkles possible; Partial clearing tonight; NW wind 5-15 mph (gusty at times tonight)

Hi: 40 Lo: 28

Increasing clouds; Wintry mix possible late Fri. night; NW wind 5-15 mph becoming light Fri. night

Hi: 33 Lo: 28

Cloudy; Light wintry mix ending as light rain by evening; Light wind

Hi: 38 Lo: 30

Generally cloudy; Light rain possible by late day; Pockets of freezing rain possible Sun. night

Hi: 36 Lo: 32

Generally cloudy; Light rain & drizzle, mainly in the AM (early AM freezing rain possible)

Further Out

Tuesday - Cloudy; Afternoon & nighttime rain; High near 40 degrees; Low in the mid 30s
Wednesday - Generally cloudy; Early rain changing to snow showers; Turning colder; High in the mid 30s; Low in the mid 20s

Forecast Discussion

A weak disturbance moves across the Southern Appalachians. The most precipitation we'll see today is sprinkles. The main effects will be clouds and cool temperatures. Partial clearing comes late today and tonight.

Friday starts with some sun, but clouds overtake our region in the afternoon and evening. Low pressure moves east along the Gulf Coast Friday and Saturday. With that southerly track, any hope (or dread as the case may be ) of a significant wintry storm dwindles. Expect a light wintry mix (light snow, sleet, or freezing rain) beginning late Friday night and lasting into Saturday. Precipitation will end Saturday afternoon or evening as light rain or drizzle (liquid, not frozen or white, is the point). We lowered the Snowman-O-Mometer to "Dusting" in view of this light event.

Low pressure will develop just off the Southeast Coast late Sunday and move up the Atlantic Coast Monday. High pressure centered to our northeast will be wedged down the Appalachians keeping surface temperatures chilly. Clouds return quickly Sunday; then light rain is possible late Sunday afternoon, Sunday night, and into Monday. We'll have to be vigilant for pockets of freezing rain Sunday night into early Monday. We'll have more details on this potential as we get closer to the event.

Then we look west... A front moves through from the west early Wednesday. Ahead of the front, rain develops Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night. Colder air arrives behind the front Wednesday morning--the exact timing is yet to be determined. Rain showers will change to snow showers Wednesday lasting into Christmas Eve for Santa's ride. As long as you have low standards for classifying a Christmas as "White", it is attainable especially on the west side of the Appalachians.

Christmas Day looks cold and blustery with decreasing clouds with milder temperatures quickly returning next Friday and Saturday. There's greater potential for significant winter weather as we get closer to New Year's Eve and Day.

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