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Wolf Laurel , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 4:25PM

Pleasant to Ouch

After a pleasant Saturday, the game changes tonight as a strong cold front moves through from the west. We'll have nighttime showers changing to snow flurries and mountain top snow showers early Sunday morning. A quick dusting is likely for the highest ridges tomorrow. The cold is ushered in by a fast and furious northwest wind, gusts to 50 mph will be common overnight. Sunday is 20-degrees colder and the wind doesn't let up much. Morning flurries give way to increasing afternoon sunshine. Temperatures slowly moderate to near seasonal levels for Thanksgiving week.

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Saturday

Hi: 51 Lo: 32

Cloudy; Rain; Much colder late with flurries & high elev snow showers; SW wind 5-15 mph becoming NW 15-25 mph, gusts to 50 mph late
Sunday

Hi: 32 Lo: 23

Early snow flurries; Then clearing skies; Cold; NW wind 15-25 mph, gusts to 45 mph
Monday

Hi: 41 Lo: 27

Sunny & cool; WNW wind 5-15 mph
Tuesday

Hi: 46 Lo: 34

Partly sunny; A step milder
Wednesday

Hi: 43 Lo: 31

Few clouds; Cool

Further Out

Thursday - Clear & cool for Thanksgiving; High in the upper 30s; Low in the lower 30s
Friday - Sunny; Seasonal; High in the lower 40s; Low in the lower 30s

Forecast Discussion

Strong warm air advection ahead of tonight's cold front made for a mild Saturday despite cloudy skies. Even after the sun goes down a gusty southwest wind keeps temperatures a few degrees shy of today's highs.

A narrow, rowdy, and fast moving line of showers gets in here before midnight along the frontal boundary. Temperatures fall quickly thereafter as a strong northwest wind goes to town, sustained 15-25 mph and gusts to 50 mph (55 up top). Residual moisture changes over to mountaintop snow showers and flurries (elsewhere) before sunrise. Flurries remain in the picture Sunday morning, a little longer for the higher westward facing slopes, but we'll all clear out by late tomorrow afternoon. Sunday is cold and blustery.

High pressure moves through the Southeast Monday and into the western Atlantic Tuesday. After a cold start temperatures moderate Monday and Tuesday but remain shy of seasonal averages. A dry front moves through Tuesday night accompanied by more clouds. It will serve to knock temperatures down a little for Thanksgiving. Travel weather looks just fine into next weekend.

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