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NWS High Wind Watch (Buncombe County)

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Fairview , NC
Weather station located at Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, March 31, 2023 at 6:27AM

More Clouds; Stray Shower; More Late

Clouds are back today but with mild temperatures. A passing daytime shower is possible, but most of the rain will hold off until very late tonight and early Saturday. Perhaps the bigger story will be winds tomorrow as we expect gusts in the 45 mph range Saturday afternoon. Sunday will be sunny and tranquil.

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Hi: 64 Lo: 55

Mostly cloudy; A passing daytime shower, but more rain late tonight; South wind 5-15 mph & gusty

Hi: 71 Lo: 35

Early showers; Thunder possible; Rapid clearing by afternoon; Very windy, mild daytime, but clear, cooler Sat. night; West wind 10-20 gusting to 45 becoming NW Sat. night

Hi: 65 Lo: 39

Bright sunshine; Pleasant; NW wind 5-10 mph becoming calm

Hi: 69 Lo: 48

Partly sunny & warmer

Hi: 76 Lo: 57

Party sunny & warm

Further Out

Wednesday - More clouds; Perhaps a few showers; High in the upper 70s; Low in the mid 50s
Thursday - Mostly cloudy with showers, mainly early; High in the upper 60s; Low in the upper 40s

Forecast Discussion

Western North Carolina will be situated in a more cloudy warm sector air mass today. While a passing shower will be possible, we have to wait until a cold front approaches from the west to bring with it a broken line of showers (maybe a thundershower) very late tonight and early Saturday.

Rapid clearing occurs Saturday morning, followed by a warm and very windy afternoon. Strong winds just off the deck will get mixed down to the surface courtesy of the strong early-April insolation. Some gusts near 45 mph are possible Saturday afternoon, perhaps resulting in some scattered power outages.

Tranquility returns on Sunday under the influence of high pressure. Expect full sunshine and temperature close to normal.

Warm weather returns next week with moderating temperatures. A storm system emerging from the High Plains will send a cold front our way toward next Thursday, increasing rain chances around or after midweek.


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