Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 6:56AM
After several days of persistent clouds and Blue Ridge Fog, we have clearing skies today. A front swept through late Tuesday night. Gusty winds will be noticeable this morning. Temperatures will be only slightly cooler relative to recent days. Thursday is warmer with increasing afternoon and evening clouds. Rain develops around midnight Thursday lasting into Friday morning. Friday afternoon will be pleasant by January standards. A potent, news-making storm system arrives in the Southeast this weekend. Expect clouds with rain developing Saturday. Periods of heavy rain with thunder are possible Sunday.
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Hi: 45 Lo: 33
Clearing skies; Somewhat cooler; NW wind 10-20 mph, AM gusts to 40 mph, becoming 5-15 mph tonight
Hi: 51 Lo: 41
Pleasant daytime; Increasing PM clouds; Rain developing around midnight Thur. night; Light South wind, becoming breezy Thur. night up top
Hi: 51 Lo: 43
Cloudy AM with rain; A few PM breaks; Mild temperatures; Light South wind but breezy up top
Hi: 52 Lo: 47
Cloudy; Rain developing; Mild temperatures
Hi: 52 Lo: 43
Cloudy; Rain, thunder possible: Rain could be heavy Sun. night; Mild daytime, cooler late Sun. night
Monday - Mostly cloudy; Showers; A tad cooler; High in the lower 40s; Low in the mid 30s
Tuesday - Scattered clouds; Mild temperatures; High in the upper 40s; Low in the upper 30s
After many days of rather boring weather, things are "astir" late this week into early next week.
But first we get a mostly pleasant break. A front moved through from the west late Tuesday night. After a gusty morning, skies clear this afternoon. Temperatures will be slightly cooler but not cold. Thursday is pleasant with milder temperatures and increasing afternoon/evening clouds.
Low pressure forming in Louisiana Thursday. It moves northeast Thursday night and Friday spreading a band of rain across our region Thursday night (beginning around midnight) into Friday morning. We get another brief break Friday afternoon and Friday night. Temperatures remain above seasonal norms.
A potent upper-level low moves from the Southern Plains (Saturday) into the Southeast (Sunday). News-making storms are a decent bet in the Deep South this weekend. We can expect clouds Saturday with rain developing. Rain continues Sunday. Thunderstorms with periods of heavy rain are possible late Sunday and Sunday night here. Showers continue Monday as the massive system heads northeast. Wrap-around cooler air reaches us late Sunday night into Monday.
High pressure centered in the Gulf and Florida produces pleasant weather Tuesday. Skiers have not gotten any "love" of late--the end of next week should bring colder weather back to the High Country.
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