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Watauga High , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 6:56AM

Foggy Start; Pleasant Day

High pressure is centered in New England but is keeping a toe-hold on North Carolina. We have a moist southeasterly flow producing morning fog. Fog develops again tonight with patchy drizzle possible near the Blue Ridge. Friday looks much like today with temperatures a couple degrees cooler and the slightest chance of a stray light shower. A front from the northwest arrives Saturday with occasional showers.

Ray Russell's 2020-2021 Winter Fearless Forecast is now available. The bottom line for the forecast is: 1) less than average snow and 2) slightly warmer than average temperatures. We will have a few significant snow events but prolonged cold periods will be difficult to sustain. Get all the details here. The Fearless Forecast is sponsored by Peak Insurance Group.

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Hi: 70 Lo: 50

Early fog, then partly to mostly cloudy; Continued pleasant temperatures; Fog again tonight with drizzle along the Blue Ridge; Light SE wind, but breezy at higher elev's tonight

Hi: 67 Lo: 51

Early fog, then partly to mostly cloudy; A stray, light shower possible; Light SE wind, but breezy at higher elev's

Hi: 65 Lo: 51

Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers; Fog possible Sat. night; NW wind 5-15 mph, becoming Light SE Sat night

Hi: 60 Lo: 49

Generally cloudy with fog; Patchy light rain possible

Hi: 63 Lo: 51

Mostly to partly cloudy; Slightest chance of a light, AM shower

Further Out

Tuesday - More clouds than sun; Perhaps a late-day shower; High near 70 degrees; Low in the lower 50s
Wednesday - Mostly cloudy; Cannot completely rule out a stray, light shower; High near 70 degrees; Low in the lower 50s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure centered in New England extends into North Carolina. The result is a moist, southeasterly flow producing fog this morning. We'll have breaks in the clouds today with pleasant temperatures. We repeat the nighttime/morning fog process Friday, a few breaks in the clouds during the daytime. Temperatures will be a couple degrees cooler tomorrow and a stray, light shower is not impossible.

A front arrives Saturday from the northwest. Expect occasional showers, not a washout.

Again Sunday, high pressure will be centered in New England but wedge southward into North Carolina. It will be a cooler day with clouds, fog, and maybe a light shower or two.

Monday, high pressure slides east but keeps control into North Carolina. We will have a bit more sun. Temperatures will be near seasonal averages and s stray, light shower is possible.

A generally dry front moves through early Tuesday and stalls to our south. Tuesday and Wednesday, expect lots of clouds, pleasant temperatures, and a "barely worth mentioning" chance of a stray, light shower.

The Energizer Bunny Atlantic tropical season continues. Hurricane Epsilon passes east of Bermuda today. The season has 5 weeks remaining; so, additional tropical systems are likely.


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