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NWS Freeze Watch (Avery County)

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Sugar Mountain , NC
Weather Station located at the lodge at Sugar Mountain Resort.

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6:40PM

Cold Incoming

Wednesday's daytime high will be at sunrise as a cold front crashes the spring-like conditions we've been seeing recently. Temperatures fall through the day leading to a hard freeze Wednesday night. Cold temperatures remain through Friday morning. Expect a few showers early tomorrow ending by early afternoon as flurries (snow showers at higher elevations near the TN/NC border). Gusty winds will add to the weather's rudeness.

Catch Ray on Facebook Live from a cold Horton Hotel Rooftop, Thursday at 2 PM.

Tuesday

Hi: 61 Lo: 38

Sunny with increasing PM clouds; A stray shower possible late-day or this evening; SSW wind 10-15 mph, gusty at times
Wednesday

Hi: 42 Lo: 24

Mostly cloudy day; Light rain showers, ending as show showers (higher elev's) and flurries (lower elev's) by early afternoon; Then clearing and much colder; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusting to 40 mph Wed. night
Thursday

Hi: 43 Lo: 25

Hard freeze; Scattered clouds; Cold; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusty, but diminishing Thur. night
Friday

Hi: 51 Lo: 37

Frosty early; Mostly sunny day; Increasing clouds Fri. night
Saturday

Hi: 49 Lo: 41

Cloudy with fog; Rain developing, heavy at times in the PM and overnight

Further Out

Sunday - AM clouds with lingering early showers; Then clearing; Windy; High in the lower 50s; Low in the mid 30s
Monday - Warmer afternoon after a chilly start; A few PM clouds; High in the upper 50s; Low in the upper 30s

Forecast Discussion

A cold front inches forward and is expected to blow through before sunrise Wednesday. Precipitation will be post-frontal. Daytime highs Wednesday will be at sunrise with falling temperatures to follow. Showers arrive in the morning ending as flurries by early afternoon. We'll call that "snow showers" at higher elevations near the TN/NC border with dusting-level accumulations are a decent bet. It will be windy, and a hard freeze comes Wednesday night as Arctic high pressure overtakes the Eastern U. S.

Thursday is blustery and cold. Winds settle Thursday night with another freeze expected.

The high will be centered off the Southeast Coast Friday allowing a milder SW flow again Friday afternoon. Friday afternoon will still have below average temperatures but it will be much nicer than the previous 2 days.

A potent low builds North Texas Friday. It moves across the Appalachians Saturday. Skies become cloudy Friday night, and Saturday will be rainy and cool with fog. Some heavy rain is possible in the afternoon and early evening.

Stray light showers linger into Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon has cool temperatures, windy conditions, and clearing skies.

Warmer, more pleasant weather comes Monday afternoon. Next Tuesday and Wednesday will be even warmer, but another chilly push is coming by the end of next week signaled by the recurvature of Super-Typhoon Surigae in the Western Pacific.

Sugar Mountain Resort Activities


Sugar Mountain Resort's ski slopes, ice skating rink and tubing park are closed for the season. Next winter’s season pass becomes available in June.

Summer fun begins Memorial Day weekend and the Summit Crawl is scheduled for July 4.

Purchase a Sugar Mountain Resort gift card. It makes a great gift for any occasion.

Check out the live webcams and visit us on Instagram.

Please take a moment to understand the COVID-19 procedures and protocols at Sugar Mountain Resort and familiarize yourself with the Ski Well, Be Well campaign so you can best prepare for a safe and enjoyable visit.

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