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Seven Devils , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 6:44AM

Chilly, Damp Sat.; Nicer Sunday

A chilly wedge is setting up on the east side of the Appalachians with moisture overrunning from the southwest. Light rain develops this morning and lasts through the evening. Some patches of light freezing rain may develop today on the east side of the Appalachians with light glazing in trees and on decks ("exposed surfaces"). Fog will also be an issue through early Sunday. But the sun breaks through Sunday--a much more pleasant day. Clouds return Sunday night with light rain late Sunday night into Monday morning.

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Saturday

Hi: 38 Lo: 33

Cloudy & chilly; Fog; Light rain develops in the AM, lasting til evening; Maybe some freezing rain; SE wind 5-15 mph, NW 10-20 mph & gusty late tonight
Sunday

Hi: 50 Lo: 38

Breaks in the clouds after early fog; Nicer than Saturday; Cloudy Sun. night with light rain by midnight; AM wind NW 5-15 mph, becoming SE 5-15 mph Sun. night
Monday

Hi: 55 Lo: 47

Cloudy; AM Fog; Spotty light rain & drizzle tapering off by afternoon; Wind becoming SW 5-15 mph, gusty up top
Tuesday

Hi: 65 Lo: 50

Mostly cloudy; Unseasonably mild; Cannot rule out isolated light rain or drizzle near the Blue Ridge
Wednesday

Hi: 62 Lo: 49

Generally cloudy; Periods of light rain; Mild temperatures

Further Out

Thursday - Mostly cloudy; Spotty light rain possible; Mild; High near 60 degrees; Low in the upper 40s
Friday - Mostly cloudy; Spotty light rain possible; High in the mid 50s; Low in the mid 40s

Forecast Discussion

We have a wedge of chilly air developing Saturday on the east side of the Appalachians with moisture riding over the top from the southwest. Mostly light rain develops this morning and continues through this evening. Some freezing rain is possible on the east side of the Appalachians--mostly a novelty event. Fog also becomes an issue through early Sunday.

Sunday is more pleasant. After a gray start, we'll see the sun and temperatures respond accordingly.

But sunshine is short-lived. Clouds return Sunday night with light rain or drizzle by midnight. Fog, light rain, and drizzle continue Monday morning as weak wave of overrunning moisture moves across the region west to east.

For the rest of next week, high pressure centered in the Atlantic will extend west into the Southeastern U. S. A front will be held to our west and north; however, "how far to our west and north" remains in question. We have favored a drier solution than some computer guidance suggests. Regardless of precipitation, temperatures will remain warmer than average for the rest of February.

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