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Bakersville , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, February 8, 2016 at 5:09PM

Much Colder with Snow

The next 10 days will be the coldest of winter with snow involved many days. Snow showers arrived during the mid-to-late morning hours ahead of an approaching cold front. Heavier snow squalls move in this evening and linger through the overnight hours. Beyond this evening snow showers and flurries continue Tuesday and Wednesday--a prolonged northwest flow snow shower event. Through tonight, most of the region will have 1"-2" of snow (less on the eastern edge, more on the western upslope). With snow showers continuing through Wednesday, the range will be a dusting to 1" on the eastern edge of the mountains but upwards of one foot on favored mountaintops along the TN/NC border. See our Accumulations Graphic for details. Bitter cold arrives Tuesday lasting through Thursday on gusty NW winds. Another round of snow showers is possible late Friday into Saturday with even colder air arriving Saturday.

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Hi: 43 Lo: 18

Cloudy; Colder; Evening snow squalls followed by snow showers; NW wind 10-20 mph tonight with gusts to 35 mph

Hi: 29 Lo: 13

Generally cloudy; Very cold; Snow showers; NW wind 10-20 mph gusting to 30

Hi: 23 Lo: 7

Lots of clouds; Snow showers & flurries; Frigid; NW wind 10-20 mph gusting to 35

Hi: 25 Lo: 15

AM flurries; Partly sunny & very cold

Hi: 37 Lo: 12

Early sun, then more clouds; Afternoon & nighttime show showers; Much colder Fri night

Further Out

Saturday - Another brutal Arctic cold shot; Daytime snow showers tapering to flurries; High near 20 degrees; Low near zero
Sunday - Clearing skies; Bitterly cold; High in the mid teens; Low near 5 degrees

Forecast Discussion

A cold front moves through the Southern Appalachians this evening with snow showers and occasional snow squalls. Then low pressure develops along the NC Coast heading northeast up the New England Coast. Arctic high pressure follows. We will be in prolonged NW flow snow shower event later tonight through Wednesday. By sunrise Thursday morning, 3-day snow totals will be a dusting to 1" on the eastern edge of the mountains but upwards of one foot on favored mountaintops along the TN/NC border.

Temperatures become very cold tomorrow. Bitter cold lasts through Thursday with gusty NW winds, driving wind chills well below zero Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Clouds decrease Thursday into Friday. Temperatures are still cold Friday but less cold during the day, until... A clipper-type low barrels through Friday evening. Clouds increase Friday, and another round of snow showers is expected Friday afternoon through the daytime Saturday.

The coldest air of winter is expected this weekend with strong NW winds. All the bundling you can get--that's what you'll need if you are outside. Sunday has bitter cold temperatures with clearing skies.


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