Forecast Last Updated at Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7:01AM
Lingering Showers, Cooler
Showers linger today as our storm system begins to pull away from the local area. Skies will be mostly cloudy and it will become quite breezy. Partial clearing is expected tonight, although some lingering light showers will occur closer to the NC/TN border. Tuesday is shaping up to be quite nice with lots of sunshine. Wednesday is the pick of the week for outside activities, as we expect a surge of warmth ahead of our next frontal system that will “right the ship” and get things back closer to where they should be as for as January temperatures are concerned.
Hi: 53 Lo: 40
Mostly cloudy with lingering showers; Cooler & windy; Light wind becoming NW & increasing to 15-25 mph gusting to 40
Hi: 56 Lo: 35
Becoming mostly sunny; NW 10-20 mph gusting to 40, diminishing PM
Hi: 66 Lo: 40
Ample sunshine & very mild; More clouds Wednesday night with spotty light rain or sprinkles; SW wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 46 Lo: 28
Mostly sunny & colder; Partly cloudy Thursday night with snow flurries possible late
Hi: 40 Lo: 25
Perhaps an early snow flurry; Turning mostly sunny; Another step colder
Saturday - Partly cloudy; Chilly; A chance for flurries Saturday night; High in the lower 40s; Low in the mid 20s
Sunday - Partly cloudy; Flurries possible early, and again late Sunday night; High in the lower 40s; Low in the mid 20s
A vertically-stacked low-pressure system, which means low pressure at the surface and aloft, will be slowly lumbering out of western North Carolina and off Mid-Atlantic coastal waters by Tuesday morning. It will be taking the unsettled weather with it, but not before lingering showers fall today into tonight across the mountains. As a novelty, even some snow will fall across the highest peaks of the southern Appalachians. Some clearing will occur later tonight, and Tuesday is shaping up to a fine day with lots of sunshine.
Wednesday will be mostly sunny and unseasonably mild preceding the next cold front that will pass through here late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. Aside from spotty light rain or sprinkles late Wednesday night, the frontal passage will be generally dry.
Behind the front, there is some legitimate January air. That means an end to the two-week warm spell and a return to more normal January conditions. The weather from Thursday through the weekend looks dry, except for some occasional snow showers or flurries, mainly along the border with Tennessee. That will also give the regional ski industry a badly needed shot in the arm.
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