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Blowing Rock , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 6:57AM

A Chilly Saturday

Today’s weather will be a brief winter preview with gusty winds, a few northwest flow sprinkles and even snow flurries early on and temperatures that struggle to get out of the 40s. Conditions improve considerably for Sunday with a 15 degree temperature rebound, less wind and clear blue skies. There will be areas of frost early in the day, however. Temperatures spike on Monday ahead of a dry cold front, then cool off a bit behind the front. By Thursday a rapidly moving storm system of Pacific origin may bring some rainfall to the region.

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Hi: 48 Lo: 38

Scattered AM clouds with a few sprinkles or flurries, then clearing; Chilly; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusts to 40 mph

Hi: 60 Lo: 41

Clear; Warmer by afternoon; NW wind 5-15 mph, but becoming gusty again Sunday night

Hi: 63 Lo: 37

Lots of sunshine; Pleasant; NW wind 10-15 mph

Hi: 59 Lo: 36

Clear; Pleasant

Hi: 57 Lo: 41

Mostly clear; Continued pleasant

Further Out

Thursday - Increasing clouds; A chance of PM and overnight rain; Cooler; High in the mid 50s; Low in the lower 40s
Friday - Mostly cloudy with a chance of AM rain; High in the mid 50s; Low in the lower 40s

Forecast Discussion

Northwest flow will keep it chilly and windy over the region today. Consider this a dry run for your winter wardrobe. Clouds will be persistent right along the Tennessee line this morning, and there will be some morning sprinkles and even a few snow flurries. Generally sunny conditions are expected along the east slopes of the Blue Ridge.

Sunday’s weather will be much better with sunny skies for everyone and a 15 degree temperature rebound. That said, with lighter winds, sheltered valleys stand a good chance of experiencing a few hours of frost early in the day.

A dry cold front comes through on Monday. Downslope winds will lead to a temperature spike during the day, with cooler albeit sunny conditions to follow for Tuesday and Wednesday.

By Thursday a fast moving storm system of Pacific origin will approach from the west. It’s looking a little wetter than it did yesterday, and a chance of rain has been added to the forecast for parts of Thursday and Friday. There is still plenty of uncertainty on the strength and timing of the system, but I think we’d all agree that rain would be a good thing at this point.


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