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Jefferson , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 7:57AM

Cold, Damp Day; Some Snow Up Top

Sunday is a cold, damp day across the region with a touch of wintry precipitation mixed in at times. Only the higher elevations see light accumulation, and only early this morning--even there, precipitation will change to a cold rain. Rain tapers to light rain and drizzle tonight. Temperatures will remain mostly steady today then slowly rise tonight. During the daytime Monday, we get a break in the precipitation, and temperatures will be much milder. But, rain returns Monday night into Tuesday, heavier than today. The Arctic Express is still scheduled to arrive Thursday.

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Hi: 38 Lo: 35

Cloudy; Rain or wintry mix changing to rain; Rain tapering off tonight; Light South wind, but breezy at higher elev's

Hi: 51 Lo: 39

Lots of clouds; Milder daytime; Rain returns Mon. night; NW 5-15 mph, becoming SE 5-15 mph by evening. gusty up top Mon. night

Hi: 45 Lo: 39

AM rain tapering off in the afternoon; Light rain, drizzle, & fog possible overnight; SE 5-10 mph, becoming NW 5-15 mph & gusty Tue. night

Hi: 51 Lo: 37

AM sun then increasing PM clouds; Briefly milder

Hi: 41 Lo: 18

Showers changing to snow showers; Turning colder

Further Out

Friday - Morning clouds with snow showers or flurries; Then clearing skies; VERY Cold; High in the lower 20s; Low near 10 degrees
Saturday - Some PM cloudiness; Cold, but not as cold by afternoon; High in the mid 30s; Low in the lower 20s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure is centered to our northeast, holding cold air into the Appalachians. Low pressure is moving east across the Gulf Coast forcing moisture into the chilly air. The result today is a cold rain for most with sleet/snow mixed in for some. The only accumulation is early this morning at highest elevations are picking up some snow. Event up top however, precipitation changes to a cold rain. Temperatures are steady today, then gradually rise tonight. Rain tapers to light rain and drizzle tonight.

Monday we catch a brief milder break before the full brunt of low pressure developing in Northern Mexico arrives. It arrives Tuesday with one piece moving toward the Ohio Valley and another near the Atlantic Coast. Rain returns Monday night and will be rather heavy for a while late Monday night into Tuesday morning. Rain tapers off Tuesday afternoon becoming drizzle/fog Tuesday evening.

A second break comes Wednesday with milder temperatures and breaks in the clouds.

The next front, a sharp Arctic boundary, moves through Thursday. Expect clouds with rain showers changing to snow showers. Temperatures fall dramatically Thursday evening on gusty NW winds. Friday is bitterly cold with snow showers or flurries possible in the morning.

Saturday is very cold, but not as cold by afternoon.


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