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North Wilkesboro , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 6:01PM

Messy Weekend (Sorry!)

Expect generally cloudy skies and periods of rain continuing through the weekend. We'll catch a break from the rain through early tonight with the next wave filling in toward daybreak Sunday. Despite the grayness, temperatures remain much milder than normal for January. We even anticipate some rumbles of thunder across the SW mountains and Foothills Sunday, highlighting the weirdness of this pattern. Showers taper Monday as cooler, drier air makes inroads from the northwest. After another brief midweek warm-up, much colder air finally returns late next week.


Hi: 52 Lo: 47

Generally cloudy with patchy fog tonight; Rain redeveloping toward daybreak Sunday; Light wind

Hi: 61 Lo: 45

Cloudy with occasional rain; Perhaps a thunderstorm; Light wind becoming SE 5-15 mph

Hi: 54 Lo: 39

Mostly cloudy with lingering showers; Cooler & breezy; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty

Hi: 56 Lo: 37

Mostly sunny

Hi: 63 Lo: 42

Ample sunshine with more unusually mild temperatures

Further Out

Thursday - Some cloudiness, mainly early; Clearing & colder Thursday night; Feeling a little more like January; High near 50 degrees; Low in the upper 20s
Friday - Mostly sunny; Colder; High in the lower 40s; Low in the lower 20s

Forecast Discussion

Unseasonably mild temperatures continue this weekend, but unfortunately it comes with periods tonight through Monday. We can thank a complex low pressure area moving east out of the Southern Plains towards the Southern Appalachians by Sunday night. Rain will fall in the form of 3 to 4 waves, but we won’t get cute by trying to peg the exact timing of each wave. After a rainy Saturday afternoon, we'll catch a break in the precip until the next batch arrives toward daybreak Sunday. The atmosphere will destabilize and thunder will be possible on Sunday into Sunday night.

Rain tapers into showers Monday with strong NW flow that will usher in cooler and direr air. High pressure will prevail through midweek with a nice warm up slated for Wednesday. We have a question mark Wednesday night for possible showers with a weak wave ahead of our next cold front, but will leave dry for now.

The next cold front moves through early Thursday bringing us back to the cold reality of Winter. Thursday will be 15-20 degrees colder than Wednesday, and Friday will be a big handful of degrees colder than that. Enjoy the warmth while you can, just have an umbrella and galoshes handy this weekend.


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