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NWS Flash Flood Watch (Ashe County)

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West Jefferson , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:41AM

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Let's start here- you will need a jacket the next several mornings. In fact, mountaintops will have lows in the upper 40s Wednesday through Friday. A potent cold front (for July) moves through this morning. Showers are with us until mid-afternoon followed by some clearing heading into the evening. The rest of the work week and into the weekend are remarkably delightful with seasonally cool temperatures and tons of sunshine. has been involved with the Middle Fork Greenway for several years. The Middle Fork Greenway is a premier project of Blue Ridge Conservancy to connect Blowing Rock to Boone with a multi-use recreational trail. Many local businesses are partnering with the 'Round-Up for the Greenway in July' campaign by finding creative ways to encourage support for the Middle Fork Greenway. The pop-up ad on will appear once per day per computer and we hope you will contribute. Additionally, is donating July mobile app sales to the Middle Fork Greenway. Get the app at iTunes and Google Play.


Hi: 69 Lo: 52

Cloudy with AM fog; Cooler; Rain, with a few t-showers, tapering off by mid afternoon; Clearing at night; North wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 73 Lo: 52

Scattered clouds; Splendid; North wind 5-15 mph, becoming light

Hi: 75 Lo: 53

Generally sunny; Exceptional; Light SE wind

Hi: 76 Lo: 54

Mostly sunny and pleasant; Bosses stand guard

Hi: 78 Lo: 56

A few afternoon clouds; Pleasant

Further Out

Sunday - Some afternoon cloudiness; Pleasant; Dry for most, but cannot completely rule out a PM t-shower; High in the upper 70s; Low in the upper 50s
Monday - More afternoon clouds; Isolated PM showers or t-showers; Still quite nice; High in the upper 70s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

A real-deal cold front is knocking on the door first thing this morning and moves through before lunch. Showers remain in play just behind the frontal passage until mid-afternoon. Temperatures stay cool today despite making a late-day run when we get into some clearing. Clouds decrease overnight as much cooler and less muggy air invades.

Cool continental high pressure originating over the Northern Plains takes control for the rest of the work week. Wake-up temps the next several mornings will be 8-10 degrees below normal with afternoon temperatures 5-6 degrees below normal through Friday. Expect ample sunshine during this time frame as well.

As the high shifts towards the East Coast this weekend temperatures slowly increase as a warming southerly flow goes to work. Humidity levels recover enough to warrant a "cannot rule out" mention of a stray thundershower Sunday followed by isolated afternoon thundershowers Monday. That said, the transition back to "normal" really doesn't occur until about the middle of next week. Enjoy!


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