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NWS Winter Weather Advisory (Watauga County)

NWS Wind Chill Advisory (Watauga County)

NWS Wind Advisory (Watauga County)

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Blackberry , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 12:22PM

Colder; Windy

Yes, we'll see a little bit of snow this afternoon(dusting eastern half of the mountain region, 1"-2" western half, maybe 3" on a mountaintop along the TN/NC border). But the bigger story is the falling temperatures and gusty winds. A "Big Hair Warning" is in effect through Wednesday morning with gusts to 50 mph especially late afternoon and overnight. Tonight will be bitterly cold. Another (lesser) push of cold air arrives Friday with snow flurries. That's the last cold shot in this series; milder weather arrives this weekend.

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Tuesday

Hi: 38 Lo: 16

Mostly cloudy; Falling temperatures; Snow showers & flurries until early evening; NW wind 15-25 mph, gusts to 50 mph
Wednesday

Hi: 35 Lo: 26

Scattered clouds; Frigid start; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty
Thursday

Hi: 40 Lo: 23

Partly to mostly cloudy; Chilly; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty in the AM, diminishing in the PM
Friday

Hi: 35 Lo: 23

Mostly to partly cloudy with flurries; Cold
Saturday

Hi: 44 Lo: 33

Mostly clear; Milder after a chilly start

Further Out

Sunday - Generally cloudy; Some light rain possible in the PM; High in the upper 40s; Low in the mid 30s
Monday - Cloudy; Periods of light rain until evening; High in the lower 50s; Low in the upper 30s

Forecast Discussion

An arctic blast is inbound today. The main effects will be falling temperatures and blustery winds. Wind chills will be bitterly cold tonight. We get a little snow... A dusting for the eastern half of the mountain region, 1"-2" in the western half, and 3" possible on the mountaintops right along the TN/NC border.

We will wake to a bitterly cold Wednesday morning, but temperatures moderate somewhat in the afternoon. Skies will be partly cloudy. Thursday looks chilly with partly to mostly cloudy skies.

Another cold shot arrives Thursday night and Friday, but not as intense as today and tonight. Skies Friday will be mostly to partly cloudy with snow flurries.

The current "cold spell" ends this weekend. Expect milder temperatures Saturday afternoon into early next week. Low pressure develops in Texas Saturday progressing eastward early next week. Periods of light rain are possible Sunday afternoon and Sunday night. Monday has a bit more rain. Skies will be generally cloudy Sunday and Monday.

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