ASU Dark Sky Observatory, 1 mi E of Blue Ridge Pkwy
Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 7:03AM
We have generally cloudy skies. A few sprinkles are possible during the daytime, mostly early morning. Rain develops tonight and continues into Thursday. From Watauga County and northward, rain will be light, steadier from Avery County and southward. Precipitation ends by Thursday evening. Then we commence the longest dry stretch in a few months. Friday and Saturday will be cold. Next week will be milder.
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Hi: 45 Lo: 37
Generally cloudy with fog possible late tonight; Maybe a few sprinkles around during the daytime; Increased coverage of rain tonight, especially south of Watauga County; NW wind 5-15 mph, becoming light, then Light South wind tonight
Hi: 46 Lo: 28
Generally cloudy with AM fog; Periods of rain during the daytime, especially south of Watauga County; Light South wind, becoming NW 5-15 mph in the PM
Hi: 39 Lo: 17
Clearing skies; Turning colder; NW wind 10-20 mph, AM gusts to 45 mph
Hi: 37 Lo: 26
Mostly clear; Cold
Hi: 50 Lo: 35
Partly to mostly cloudy; Milder temperatures by afternoon
Monday - Mostly sunny; Another step milder; High in the lower 50s; Low in the mid 30s
Tuesday - Mostly clear day; A few clouds Tue. night; Relatively pleasant; High in the mid 50s; Low near 40 degrees
Our weather so far this week has been determined by the location of a front stalled to our south and the timing of lows moving west to east along the front. That pattern continues through Thursday; however, the track will be a bit farther south than the previous two.
The latest in the line of lows along the front is exiting to our east this morning. We have lots of clouds and cool temperatures but little or no rain today. A stray snowflake is possible at highest elevations this morning.
We will be on the northern edge of rain associated with the last of these lows. It will move from the Western Gulf today to South Georgia Thursday and then into the Atlantic. Rain develops tonight. Rain will be mostly light from Watauga County northward, but steadier from Avery County southward. Rain continues into Thursday, ending by evening. Cool temperatures persist.
An arctic front sweeps through Friday morning. Clearing skies, colder temperatures, and gusty winds follow. Saturday will be clear and cold.
Dry weather will hold Friday through Tuesday. I'll have to check today when was the last time we have had 5 consecutive dry days... it's been a long time. Milder temperatures return next week as high pressure moves across the Southeast and into the Atlantic. The next front arrives next Wednesday.
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