Check for the most up to date weather information in the High Country.

Printer Friendly View
North Wilkesboro , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, December 9, 2016 at 5:38AM

Coldest Since Last February

Even with bright sunshine today, it’s going to be quite cold, or the coldest day since back in February. Saturday will still be cold, but with lighter winds and a little bit milder afternoon, it won’t feel as bad. Sunday will be another step milder, with some more cloudiness entering the picture during the afternoon and Sunday night. Some more wet weather is likely as we move into the beginning of next week.

We also forecast partial clearing of your holiday shopping list... RaysMarketplace.Com has the Snowman-O-Mometer Mug, the 2017 Blue Ridge Parkway Calendar, the Big Snowman Wanted T-shirt, and the Ray's Wintry Mix Discount Combo.

The RWC Mobile App, the only weather app with real temperature data and custom forecasts for the Southern Appalachians. You need it... Android and Apple.


Hi: 38 Lo: 18

Clear; Cold; NW wind 5-10 mph becoming nearly calm tonight

Hi: 39 Lo: 22

Sunny & quite chilly; Light wind

Hi: 43 Lo: 36

Sunshine giving way to more clouds; Perhaps some light rain late Sunday night; Light SE wind

Hi: 54 Lo: 39

Light rain, mostly during the morning; PM clearing

Hi: 53 Lo: 37

Sunshine giving way to clouds; PM or nighttime rain possible

Further Out

Wednesday - Some morning rain possible; Clearing/colder late; High near 50 degrees; Low in the mid 20s
Thursday - Mostly clear; Cold; High near 40 degrees; Low in the lower 20s

Forecast Discussion

A modified Arctic high pressure cell centered over the Midwest this morning will shift atop the Carolinas by midday Saturday. This will ensure a clear but cold period today through Saturday. Stay warm out there.

Sunday will be a bit milder with more clouds arriving. We’ll be monitoring the progress of a cold front that will come through sometime on Monday. Some light rain is possible with the front late Sunday night and into Monday.

The details in the forecast beyond Monday become much more fuzzy, as a potent Arctic air mass covering most of Canada and the northern tier of states is creating a lot of problems with the forecast models. Our best guess is, another cold front comes through Wednesday with some more rain that will probably begin late Tuesday or Tuesday night, lasting into Wednesday morning.

Then, another surge of very cold air arrives for Wednesday night and Thursday behind the front. That shot of cold air looks comparable with the current one.


Using information from RaysWeather.Com

First, all data and forecasts on RaysWeather.Com are the intellectual property of, Inc. Here is our usage policy regarding rebroadcast or redistribution of any information from our site...

"The reader is not permitted to reproduce, retransmit, redistribute any weather data, forecasts, analysis, image, or any other product from this site to any other person or entity, in any format by any means. All information, data, and images contained on any page of this site are copyrighted by RaysWeather.Com, Inc. (unless otherwise noted) and is the property of RaysWeather.Com, Inc. Information, data, and images from this site may not be archived or stored for future use. Exceptions to this condition of use may only be made by express, written permission of RaysWeather.Com." See our Terms and Conditions page.

In short, if you do not have a written agreement with us to do so, you do not have permission to republish any information found on this site. If you work for a media entity (TV, radio, website, newspaper, etc.) and wish to republish information from this site, please contact us at or call our offices at 828.264.2030