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NWS Wind Advisory (Mitchell County)

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Spruce Pine , NC
Station located at Deyton Elementary School

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 2:36PM

Fast & Flake Furious

A couple of modest disturbances bring an opportunity for some fast moving flakes today and tomorrow. The first is this afternoon with a brief shot of flurries or sprinkles, and a few high elevations snow showers of no significant consequence. The second is tomorrow morning where dusting level accumulations are possible. While we've had our fair share of wind in recent days, the wind tomorrow morning will get your attention.

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Hi: 45 Lo: 28

Variable cloudiness; Afternoon flurries/sprinkles; West wind 5-15 mph & gusty, becoming NW 10-20 mph with gusts to 45 mph late Tues. night

Hi: 39 Lo: 27

Morning clouds, flurries, & snow showers; Quick afternoon sun; Chilly; Becoming cloudy Wed. night; AM wind NW 15-25 mph with gusts to 50 mph, diminishing to 5-15 mph Wed. night

Hi: 45 Lo: 34

Generally cloudy; Spotty light rain possible, maybe beginning as a light wintry mix early AM; Not as cold; NW wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 46 Lo: 26

Partly to mostly cloudy; Seasonal

Hi: 43 Lo: 25

More sunshine; Chilly

Further Out

Sunday - Increasing afternoon clouds; A light wintry mix to rain developing late Sun. night; High in the mid 40s; Low in the mid 30s
Monday - Cloudy with an early wintry mix transitioning to rain; High near 50 degrees; Low in the upper 30s

Forecast Discussion

Fast moving systems this week bring a lot of weather to talk about without too much actual weather. First, a cold front moves through this afternoon with flurries/sprinkles and a few quick snow showers for the higher, westward facing slopes. Moisture is very limited.

A reinforcing slug of upper level energy follows the frontal passage tonight and early Wednesday. In response, a very strong northwest wind kicks into gear generating flurries and snow showers tomorrow morning. Dusting level stuff is possible for many of us, but higher elevations closest to the TN/NC border could pick up a quick inch. The afternoon is dry with a brief round of sunshine.

Low pressure moving across the Southeast Thursday brings a round of light rain, perhaps beginning as a wintry mix early Thursday morning. Rain ends by the evening.

Friday through Sunday are uneventful and seasonal as high pressure squeezes in from the north. There is another low pressure center that rides to our south Friday, but we think it's far enough away that western NC remains dry.

The next big low coming emanating from the Southwest heads our way Sunday. Clouds increase late Sunday with a wintry mix to rain developing early Monday morning. "Warm" air will overwhelm the region so whatever precipitation type it begins as becomes a chilly rain. Rain continues through the day and ends late Monday night.


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