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Elk River East , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 4:51PM

What Happened to Spring?

Saturday was a cold day after Friday night and early morning snow showers. After a very cold Saturday night and Sunday morning, temperatures moderate somewhat Sunday afternoon. The next front comes quickly bringing clouds Sunday evening and rain showers late Sunday night into early Monday morning.

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Hi: 29 Lo: 15

Clear skies; Unseasonably cold; NW wind 10-20 mph

Hi: 46 Lo: 31

Mostly clear day; Not as cold by afternoon; Becoming cloudy Sun. night with rain late-night; Wind becoming South 5-15 mph

Hi: 53 Lo: 32

Early clouds with a shower possible; Then decreasing clouds; NW wind 10-20 mph

Hi: 59 Lo: 39

Clear; Warmer

Hi: 60 Lo: 43

Partly to mostly cloudy; Pleasant temperatures; Spotty drizzle possible Wed. night

Further Out

Thursday - Mostly cloudy; Showers possible; High near 60 degrees; Low in the mid 40s
Friday - Mostly cloudy; Showers, mostly at night; High in the mid 60s; Low in the lower 40s

Forecast Discussion

The current cold snap has behaved about as advertised. Today was 20-25 degrees colder than average for the date. Snow showers and flurries arrived on cue Friday night. We woke up to a dusting across most of the region; however, some higher elevations picked up 1"-4". Skies clear quickly this morning. Tonight will be very cold.

The next front is moving quickly across the country and will reach the Southern Appalachians early Monday morning. Clouds increase Sunday evening and rain showers will be in our region late Sunday night into early Monday morning. I cannot rule out a little snow on mountaintops as precipitation begins late Sunday night. Clouds decrease Monday and temperatures will be cool (but not cold).

Tuesday and Wednesday look dry with moderating temperatures in spite of a weak front moving through from the north Wednesday morning. Behind Wednesday's front, high pressure centered to our northeast will eventually produce a moist southeasterly flow increasing clouds Wednesday night and bring the potential for spotty drizzle Wednesday night.

After Wednesday, timing issues add some uncertainty to the forecast. The next front sags south Thursday, remaining just to our north; as a result showers will be possible. Then the next front will sweep through from the west early Saturday morning with showers, mostly Friday night. Cooler weather arrives Saturday.


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