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Blowing Rock , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 5:34PM

Cloudy & Chilly; Snow Showers or Flurries Overnight

Snow from Wednesday night and early this morning stayed in the ranges we advertised, 4"-7" generally across the region. See our Facebook Page for snow reports. Clouds continue to hang around this evening. Tonight, colder air arrives, we'll see some light snow showers or flurries (a dusting or less). Flurries may linger into Friday. Temperatures Friday will be colder. Saturday looks cold but dry.

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Thursday

Hi: 33 Lo: 17

Mostly cloudy; Light snow showers or flurries overnight; Light NW wind, becoming 10-20 mph later tonight
Friday

Hi: 25 Lo: 12

Mostly to partly cloudy; Early snow flurries; Very cold; NW wind 10-20 mph, becoming light Fri. night
Saturday

Hi: 29 Lo: 19

Partly cloudy; Still cold; SE wind 5-10 mph
Sunday

Hi: 38 Lo: 34

Cloudy; Spotty light rain in the afternoon & overnight
Monday

Hi: 48 Lo: 31

Cloudy; Spotty light rain

Further Out

Tuesday - Cloudy; AM freezing rain possible, changing to rain in the PM; Warming temperatures overnight; High in the upper 30s; Low in the upper 30s
Wednesday - Cloudy; Mild temperatures; Rain; High in the mid 50s; Low in the mid 40s

Forecast Discussion

Clouds stick around this evening with cold temperatures (but not brutally cold). Later tonight, a weak disturbance arrives ushering in a surge of colder air accompanied by light snow showers and flurries lasting through the overnight into early Friday. Another dusting is possible.

High pressure moves west across the Ohio Valley and will be centered in the Mid-Atlantic by Sunday. Friday will be very cold. Saturday just cold. Temperatures both night will "go deep" in valleys because of the snow cover and light winds. We'll see breaks in the clouds Friday night and Saturday.

The next front approaches Sunday and moves through Monday. There will not be a lot of rain with the front; however, spotty light rain will be with us Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. A cold wedge will hang tough Sunday morning on the east side of the Appalachians. Any precipitation arriving before noon would be a threat for freezing rain; however, we do not believe that will happen. Temperatures rise Sunday night into Monday.

Behind the front Monday night, colder air will ooze back into the area as low-level wedge banked up against the east side of the Appalachians. We have concern for some freezing rain Tuesday morning and maybe into the afternoon right along the Blue Ridge. Stay tuned on this point. However, temperatures rise quickly late Tuesday and overnight Tuesday night making all precipitation just rain.

Another front arrives Wednesday night. Temperatures will be much warmer Wednesday and more significant rain will accompany this front.

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