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NWS Winter Weather Advisory (Avery County)

Current Conditions
Sugar Mtn Top

Temp: 35.0°F
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Sugar Mountain Top , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 7:43AM

Gray; Spotty Light Rain

Cold air is being scoured quickly this morning. Sunday has clouds with spotty light rain. A few pockets of freezing rain are possible early this morning in valleys right along the Blue Ridge. A front moves through tonight from the west keeping the chance of spotty light rain going through Monday morning. We might get a fleeting look at the sun Monday afternoon before clouds return Monday night. Valleys right along the Blue Ridge have another brief "window of opportunity" for freezing rain Tuesday morning.

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Hi: 45 Lo: 36

Cloudy; Spotty light rain (a few pockets of freezing rain early AM in valleys near the Blue Ridge); Light South wind (but SW 15-25 mph at higher elev's), becoming NW 10-20 mph later tonight

Hi: 42 Lo: 27

Generally cloudy; Spotty light AM rain; NW wind 10-20 mph, AM gusts to 45 mph, becoming Light SE Mon. night

Hi: 41 Lo: 40

Cloudy; Rain west & at higher elev's, freezing rain changing to rain east; Warming temperatures overnight; SE wind 5-10 mph (but SW 20-30 mph at higher elev's), becoming SW 10-20 mph & gusty Tue night

Hi: 43 Lo: 16

Cloudy; Rain; Turning colder Wed. night with rain changing to snow

Hi: 18 Lo: 10

Cloudy AM with snow showers or flurries; Colder

Further Out

Friday - Few clouds; Cold for March; High in the mid 20s; Low near 20 degrees
Saturday - Lots of sun; Milder temperatures; High in the mid 30s; Low near 30 degrees

Forecast Discussion

Light, spotty precipitation developed across Western North Carolina and SW VA Saturday night. We had a brief period of time where temperatures were just below freezing in valleys in the eastern half of the Appalachians resulting in a brief period of light freezing rain in a few spots. But cold air losing it toehold quickly, leaving the region with just spotty light rain. This afternoon, temperatures will be much milder than we have experienced in the last few days.

A front moves through tonight keeping the chance of spotty light rain going through Monday morning. Temperatures behind this front are only slightly cooler; so, we won't see much difference Monday. Breaks in the clouds develop Monday afternoon.

High pressure moving into the Mid-Atlantic Tuesday briefly wedges down the east side of the Appalachians Monday night and Tuesday. Again, we'll have overrunning moisture producing light rain that may begin as light freezing rain in valleys on the east side of the Appalachians. Temperatures will rise across the region Tuesday night.

A much more potent front arrives Wednesday. It brings rain Wednesday. Temperatures fall sharply behind the front Wednesday afternoon and night. Rain will change to snow or snow showers Wednesday night with snow showers or flurries lingering into Thursday morning. Computer guidance differs regarding low pressure moving along the front to our southeast Wednesday night with significant disagreement on how much snow we'll have. Stay tuned.

Thursday will be very cold. Skies clear by Thursday night. As the next cold high slides across the Ohio Valley into the Mid-Atlantic, Friday is cold by March standards, but Saturday looks milder. Both days appear to have plenty of sun.

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