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NWS Wind Advisory (Watauga County)

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Snake Mountain , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 5:17PM

Gusty Winds Return

Windy conditions return tonight with gusts in the 55 mph range tonight. Another fast moving clipper zips through the Ohio Valley this evening and off the Mid-Atlantic coast Thursday. We'll have a few flurries as a result tomorrow morning. Otherwise the story is the wind and cold followed by some moderation this weekend.

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Wednesday

Hi: 33 Lo: 21

Increasing clouds; Perhaps a few flurries; Cold; NW wind 15-25 mph, gusts to 55 mph
Thursday

Hi: 27 Lo: 19

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

Hi: 26 Lo: 20

Mostly to partly cloudy; Cold; Decreasing clouds Fri. night; NW wind 5-15 mph
Saturday

Hi: 33 Lo: 26

Mostly clear; Milder after a chilly start
Sunday

Hi: 36 Lo: 33

Generally cloudy; Some light rain possible in the PM

Further Out

Monday - Mostly cloudy; Periods of light rain until evening; High near 40 degrees; Low in the upper 20s
Tuesday - Decreasing clouds; Cooler; High in the mid 30s; Low in the lower 20s

Forecast Discussion

A clipper system moving through the Ohio Valley this evening brings another cold front through the area tomorrow morning. The wind picks up again tonight and some flurries fly first thing tomorrow morning. Perhaps the mountain tops pick up a quick skiff of snow in the morning, but that would be it.

Thursday and Friday remain cold with lots of clouds as high pressure starts building to our west and heads east over the weekend. We'll get a slow reprieve of the unseasonable chill Saturday as a southerly wind returns.

The next front approaches from the west Monday. Clouds returns late Saturday night and light rain develops late Sunday. We don't expect much rain, but it continues on and off Monday. Colder air wraps into the tail end of the system early Tuesday morning with some light snow or a rain/snow mix possible at it ends.

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