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Asheville Airport , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 5:25PM

Mini-Thaw Before Mega-Cold

I'll bet upper 30s never felt so good (Thursday's highs). Friday we may make it into the low 40s. Ahead of coming Mega-Cold, we have a little snow for Friday into Saturday morning. See our Forecast Accumulations Forecast Map for details. We’ll be stuck in the 20s for highs on both Saturday and Sunday as a fresh Arctic air mass attacks. After the very cold weekend, a new wintry threat emerges for President’s Day. Details below.

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Hi: 40 Lo: 22

Increasing clouds late tonight; Cold; NW wind becoming light

Hi: 43 Lo: 20

Mostly cloudy; Scattered snow flurries; Light SE wind becoming NW 10-20 mph & gusty Friday night

Hi: 26 Lo: 12

Early flurries possible; Becoming mostly sunny; Another Arctic cold shot; NW wind 10-20 mph gusting to 30 AM, diminishing PM

Hi: 28 Lo: 21

Increasing cloudiness & very cold

Hi: 35 Lo: 30

Cloudy with snow likely, probably changing to a wintry mix

Further Out

Tuesday - Wintry mix AM; Decreasing cloudiness PM; High in the lower 40s; Low in the upper 20s
Wednesday - Partly sunny & milder; High near 50 degrees; Low near 30 degrees

Forecast Discussion

After a cold Thursday night, Friday will be mostly cloudy ahead of an Arctic Express cold front that will whip through the mountains Friday night. Scattered snow flurries will be possible on Friday, Friday night and into first thing on Saturday. Thereafter, it will just be bone-numbing cold, with some of the season’s coldest temperatures. Weekend skies will be mostly clear on Saturday, with some increase in clouds during Sunday.

The next weather system of interest will be will be developing low-pressure tracking eastward out of east Texas Monday and through the eastern Carolinas during Tuesday. Warmer, moist air overrunning the retreating Arctic air will likely result in precipitation breaking-out over our area as early as Monday morning. A variety of precipitation types are possible, with snow likely initially, perhaps giving way to more of a wintry mix or just plain rain by Monday night. It could be messy.


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