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Elk River West , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 7:30PM


While today’s weather perhaps didn't possess the magic of a Disney animated movie, it was no less epic as we had drastically colder temperatures, strong winds and snow showers to create plenty of off-screen, outside drama. Accumulations were mostly between a dusting and one inch, but a few inches fell at higher spots along the NC/TN line. Winds will gust over 50 mph at times, generating subzero wind chills tonight. Sunday night and Monday will be the coldest of the season-to-date.

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Hi: 28 Lo: 5

Partly cloudy & bitterly cold with subzero wind chills; A few evening flurries; NW wind 15-25 mph, gusting to 50 this evening

Hi: 24 Lo: 11

Clear; Very cold for MLK Day; Blustery daytime; NW wind 10-20 mph gusting to 30, diminishing

Hi: 32 Lo: 25

Mostly sunny, then increasing cloudiness late; SE wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 43 Lo: 35

Cloudy with occasional rain; Rain could begin briefly as a wintry mix early in the day

Hi: 39 Lo: 20

Mostly cloudy with early rain changing to snow flurries; Windy & turning colder

Further Out

Friday - Partly cloudy & cold; Maybe a morning snow flurry; High near 30 degrees; Low near 10 degrees
Saturday - Mostly sunny & very cold; Becoming partly cloudy Saturday night; High in the mid 20s; Low in the mid teens

Forecast Discussion

An Arctic cold front blasted east of the mountains this morning. Cold air has been pouring in on strong, northwesterly winds gusting over 50 mph along with snow showers and flurries. Highs occurred this morning, with plummeting temperatures through the daytime. Winds and cold temperatures will combine to produce below-zero wind chills tonight. This is the coldest air thus far this season.

Winds die-down on Monday and it will be sunny, but expect very cold temperatures. Tuesday won’t be quite as cold, but still below-normal for late-January.

A new storm system taking shape over the nation’s midsection on Tuesday will head in our direction for Wednesday and into early Thursday. Look for another significant rainfall event during this time period, perhaps ending as snow showers or flurries as another major cold push follows in the storm’s wake for Thursday night and Friday. Hint: Next weekend also looks very cold.


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