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Banner Elk , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, January 17, 2020 at 6:44PM

Winter, Where Have You Been?

Winter weather has been AWOL for most of this season, but it's back in camp now. Colder air arrives tonight while clouds continue to increase and cold air digs in for lower elevations on the east side of the Appalachians. A front moves through Saturday night. Ahead of the front precipitation chases the cold air. Expect a mostly light rain event Saturday afternoon and evening; however, precipitation will begin as freezing rain at those lower elevations in the eastern half of the mountain region. Precipitation may end as flurries late Saturday night as much colder air arrives from the west. Sunday has clearing skies, cold temperatures, and blustery winds.

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Cloudy, a cold rain
Temps in the upper 30s
SW wind 10-15 mph, gusty

Hi: 43 Lo: 20

Becoming cloudy; Flurries up top; Cold; SE wind 5-10 mph;

Hi: 39 Lo: 30

Cloudy; Light rain in the PM hours, beginning as freezing rain late morning, ending as flurries later Sat. night; SE wind 5-15 mph, but windy at higher elev., becoming NW 10-20 Sat. night with gusts to 50 mph late

Hi: 33 Lo: 11

Becoming clear; Cold; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusts to 50 mph

Hi: 24 Lo: 10

Mostly sunny; Very cold; Blustery

Hi: 28 Lo: 12

Clear; Cold; Breezy

Further Out

Wednesday - A few PM clouds; Not as cold; High in the upper 30s; Low in the upper teens
Thursday - Increasing PM clouds; Chilly; High in the lower 40s; Low in the upper 20s

Forecast Discussion

High moves shifts east tonight then southeast holding cold air at lower elevations on the east side of the Appalachians tonight into Saturday. Meanwhile, a front presses eastward reaching the Southern Appalachians Saturday night. Ahead of the front, warm air overruns the cold air wedged along the east side of the mountains. Clouds began to increase this afternoon and continues tonight. Mostly light precipitation develops late Saturday morning and continues through Saturday evening. It will mostly be in the form of rain; however, in colder valleys on the east side of the Appalachians, precipitation begins as freezing rain. We do not anticipate a serious icing event, but be careful for a few hours in the transition (late morning into early afternoon).

Then much colder air arrives behind the front Saturday night. Precipitation may end as flurries or "snizzle" late Saturday night. Winds become blustery with the arrival of the cold air.

The rest of this forecast is dry as Arctic high pressure takes over the Eastern U. S. Sunday will be windy and blustery winds continue Monday and Tuesday. The heart of the cold will be Monday with slowly moderating temperatures by Wednesday. We'll have lots of sunshine until late Thursday when clouds increase.


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