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Linville Ridge , NC
Weather station located atop Linville Ridge between Grandfather and Sugar Mountains.

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, January 25, 2021 at 5:20PM

Mucky Monday, Torcher Tuesday

A warm front lifts north across the region this evening and temperatures begin a remarkable climb while we sleep. There are more showers around overnight and there could be a lingering shower or two first thing Tuesday morning, but the big story is how mild it gets tomorrow.

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Monday

Hi: 47 Lo: 46

Cloudy; Fog; Periods of rain; Rising temps; Wind SW 5-15 mph (stronger up top), then West late
Tuesday

Hi: 57 Lo: 36

An early light shower possible; Then decreasing clouds; Unseasonably mild daytime; West wind 5-15 mph & breezy at times, becoming NW Tue. night
Wednesday

Hi: 42 Lo: 20

Clouds return; Turning colder; Rain Wednesday evening, changing to snow overnight; Light wind, becoming NW 15-25 mph with gusts to 50 mph late Wed. night
Thursday

Hi: 27 Lo: 16

Mainly morning snow showers & flurries; Then clearing; Cold & blustery
Friday

Hi: 31 Lo: 22

Clearing skies; Rather cold

Further Out

Saturday - Increasing PM clouds; Wintry mix developing Sat. night; High in the upper 30s; Low in the upper 20s
Sunday - Cloudy, early wintry mix possible changing to daytime rain; Colder Sun. night with rain changing to snow showers; High in the mid 30s; Low in the upper 20s

Forecast Discussion

Showers continue at times tonight while temperatures increase overnight behind a warm front that moved through this afternoon. A warming westerly wind goes to town tomorrow making for the warmest day we've had since mid-December. There could be a brief lingering shower first thing in the morning then it's onto clearing skies.

Tomorrow's warm-up is as temporary as it gets. Cooler air returns Wednesday as low pressure moves along the Gulf Coast and jumps to the NC coast Thursday. Light rain returns Wednesday night and quickly changes to snow showers as much colder air pours into the region. Snow showers continue into Thursday morning tapering to flurries and ending Thursday afternoon. Preliminary snow totals look to be in the 1"-3" range but we'll refine that amount closer in time. Along with the cold comes a strong northwest wind.

Cold high pressure builds Friday providing ample sunshine.

The next low pressure center moving from the Southwest takes a more northerly track through the Midwest and to the Great Lakes late this weekend. Clouds return Saturday followed by a wintry mix developing Saturday night, changing to rain Sunday, and then to snow showers Sunday night as colder air invades.

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