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NWS Freeze Warning (Buncombe County)

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Forecast Last Updated at Friday, March 27, 2015 at 6:19AM

Chilly Today; Cold Tonight Through Saturday

The turn to cooler and ultimately colder weather commences today. After early showers come to an end, partial clearing will commence later in the afternoon. Tonight will be noticeably colder with scattered snow flurries, lingering into early Saturday. Saturday will become mostly sunny with highs struggling to get into the 40s. Lows will be coldest tonight in higher elevations, then the valleys will be coldest early Sunday morning.

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Friday

Hi: 48 Lo: 27

Early showers ending; Becoming partly sunny this afternoon & much cooler; Partly to mostly cloudy & cold tonight with scattered snow flurries; NW wind 10-15 mph & gusty
Saturday

Hi: 40 Lo: 23

Maybe a couple AM snow flurries; Otherwise, lots of sunshine; Much colder; NW wind 10-15 mph becoming light at night
Sunday

Hi: 52 Lo: 36

Bright sunshine; Still cool after an early hard freeze; More clouds arriving later Sunday night; South wind 5-10 mph
Monday

Hi: 60 Lo: 38

Mostly cloudy with AM showers likely; Clearing late
Tuesday

Hi: 67 Lo: 44

Scattered clouds; Pleasant

Further Out

Wednesday - Good deal of sunshine; Mild; High in the upper 60s; Low in the upper 40s
Thursday - Mostly cloudy; Showers a good bet, especially PM; Mild; High in the upper 60s; Low in the lower 50s

Forecast Discussion

A cold front is pressing east of the area this morning, and lingering early showers will come to an end. Slow clearing will commence during the afternoon and evening as cooler air invades. An upper level disturbance swinging through tonight and very early Saturday will be responsible for scattered snow flurries. Bright sunshine will then return for Saturday, but it will be cold with highs only in the lower 40s, or around 20-degrees below normal.

As high pressure builds overhead Saturday night, the clear sky and light wind pattern will provide the ingredients necessary for excellent radiational cooling. Thus, we expect a hard and potentially damaging freeze throughout western North Carolina early Sunday morning.

After unseasonably cold lows Sunday morning, temperatures will rebound nicely under generally sunny skies. Still, it will be unseasonably cool for the end of March.

Our next frontal system is scheduled to generate rainfall for your Monday, mostly early in the day. High pressure returns to provide dry and milder weather for Tuesday and Wednesday as the air mass behind the front is of Pacific origins. Another front will probably bring more showers for Thursday.

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