Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6:33AM
Going to Sting a Bit
What a roller coaster we have been on this week. We went from January (30s Monday) to June (70s Wednesday) in 48 hours. We are headed back to early March today as a front moved through early this morning with colder air in tow. Daytime highs occur at sunrise and fall from there. A NW wind will be gusty all day. Skies clear by afternoon. Seasonally cool but dry weather holds through the weekend. Monday through Wednesday will be chilly and wet. But we dry out in time for Merlefest--beginning one week from today. Hurrah!
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Hi: 42 Lo: 26
Becoming mostly clear; Falling temperatures; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty
Hi: 45 Lo: 26
Sunny; Seasonably cool; NW wind 5-15 mph, then light Fri. night
Hi: 49 Lo: 32
Lots of sunshine; Milder; Light SE wind
Hi: 49 Lo: 36
Partly to mostly cloudy; Temperatures slightly cooler than average
Hi: 40 Lo: 36
Cloudy & Cooler; Fog; Rainy
Tuesday - Cloudy & Cool; Fog; Rainy; High near 40 degrees; Low in the upper 30s
Wednesday - Generally cloudy; Lingering showers during the daytime; A bit warmer; High in the lower 50s; Low in the upper 30s
Wind and falling temperatures will sting a bit after that toasty Wednesday. A front moved through early this morning. A strong chilly NW wind dominates the day weatherwise. Skies clear by afternoon.
High pressure slides across the Great Lakes and Eastern U. S. Friday through Sunday. We'll have generally clear skies Friday and Saturday, but clouds increase Sunday. Temperatures will be milder Saturday and Sunday but still below seasonal averages.
Low pressure moves across the Southwest U. S. late this week and reaches the Southeast Monday. It will make a painfully slow crawl from Louisiana to the Carolina Coast Monday through Wednesday. Meanwhile, a chilly wedge will form across the Southern Appalachians. We'll have clouds, fog, mostly light rain, and chilly temperatures Monday and Tuesday. Showers may linger into Wednesday, but temperatures will be less chilly.
And now for the best news of all... The rain clears out by next Thursday for Merlefest. Expect dry weather for most if not all of the festival weekend. Temperatures will be cooler than average Thursday but somewhat warmer by Saturday and Sunday.
Sugar Mountain Resort Activities
The ski slopes, ice skating and tubing are closed for the winter season. To those of you who visited Sugar Mountain Resort throughout the past five months, Thank You.
Our summer fun begins in May. Check skisugar.com for a complete schedule and details.
In the mean-time Sugar Mountain Resort’s decades old gravity and cross-country mountain biking and hiking trail system ‘s much-anticipated expansion is underway.
Enlarging, widening, and upgrading the current mountain bike park, building out expert terrain to offer beginner and intermediate line option choices from the summit to the base, adding features like rollers, small dips, and table tops are just a few of the compliments slated for the summer season.
Summit Express lift service for foot passengers and mountain bikers begins June 30 and the second annual Summit Crawl will be held on June 30 too.
Don’t forget, in early June, be sure to view Sugar's website to learn more about next winter’s season pass internet special.
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