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Wolf Laurel

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Wolf Laurel , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:11AM

Cold; Periods of Rain

Cold air is gradually eroding this morning. At sunrise only isolated areas along the east side of the Appalachians are below freezing. Cool air will be stubborn however. Expect a chilly rain with some fog. Temperatures will be steady or slowly rise overnight. A front from the west moves through around midday Saturday. We'll have early showers, afternoon falling temperatures, and snow showers or flurries around sunset into the evening (slightly earlier start on mountaintops). Sunday looks cool and quiet.

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Hi: 40 Lo: 39

Cloudy; Cold; Foggy; Rainy; Isolated pockets of freezing rain early this morning north of Blowing Rock; Steady or rising temps overnight; NE wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 39 Lo: 30

Lots of clouds; Early showers tapering off by noon; Turning colder in the afternoon; Snow showers & flurries develop by sunset; NW wind 5-15 mph, becoming 10-20 mph at night with gusts to 45 mph

Hi: 40 Lo: 34

Variably cloudy; Chilly; NW wind 5-15 mph, gusty early but diminishing during the day

Hi: 44 Lo: 42

Cloudy; Rain develops late day or Mon. night

Hi: 44 Lo: 21

Early clouds and showers; Then decreasing clouds and turning colder

Further Out

Wednesday - Mostly clear; Cold; High in the upper 20s; Low in the upper teens
Thursday - Mostly clear; Less cold; High in the mid 30s; Low in the lower 20s

Forecast Discussion

Our fleeting freezing rain event behaved as expected. Freezing rain (with some sleet) began after midnight , but temperatures warmed by sunrise so that most areas were above freezing. We have a few early morning pockets below freezing in the eastern half of the Appalachians north of Blowing Rock. Expect a chilly rain today and tonight. Temperatures tonight will be steady or slowly rise.

Saturday starts with showers and relatively mild temperatures. Showers taper off by noon, temperatures fall in the afternoon and evening in wake of a cold front moving through Saturday afternoon from the west. Snow showers and flurries develop around sunset (afternoon start time on western mountaintops) and continue into the evening.

Sunday gives us one day in the weather easy chair--less cold and quiet with high pressure in control.

Low pressure develops in the Texas Panhandle Sunday. It, with an associated cold front, reaches us Monday night and Tuesday. Milder air surges north ahead of the front. Monday will have lots of clouds, but it's a relatively nice day overall. Rain develops late-day or during the evening and lasts into Tuesday.

Much colder air arrives behind the front Tuesday leading to a cold Wednesday. I cannot rule out snow flurries late Tuesday. Temperatures moderate somewhat Thursday as the center of Canadian high pressure drifts to our east.


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