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North Wilkesboro , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 5:44PM

Clouds, Cool

Clouds remain tonight with patchy fog. Clouds with some fog remain into Sunday morning. We'll see the sun briefly Sunday, but clouds increase again late. Light rain and drizzle develops later Sunday night lasting into Monday. Spotty light rain or drizzle remains possible through early afternoon Tuesday. Then, heavier rain arrives late Tuesday and Tuesday night.

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Saturday

Hi: 43 Lo: 30

Cloudy; Patchy fog; Light wind
Sunday

Hi: 46 Lo: 34

Early clouds & fog; Then mostly cloudy; Light rain & drizzle Sun. night; Light wind
Monday

Hi: 41 Lo: 35

Cloudy & chilly; Spotty light rain & drizzle especially in the AM; NW wind 5-10 mph becoming light
Tuesday

Hi: 47 Lo: 42

Cloudy; Daytime spotty light rain and drizzle; Heavier rain Tue. night
Wednesday

Hi: 58 Lo: 32

Mostly to partly cloudy; AM rain showers; Colder Wed. night

Further Out

Thursday - Mostly sunny for Christmas Day; Cool temperatures; High in the upper 40s; Low in the lower 30s
Friday - Increasing PM clouds; Warmer; High in the mid 50s; Low in the mid 30s

Forecast Discussion

Low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico is spreading precipitation into the Southeast, but not much. Clouds remain tonight with cool temperatures and patchy fog.

Sunday night and Monday, low pressure develops off the Southeast Coast heading slowly north. Meanwhile, high pressure centered in the Canadian Maritimes wedges down into the Southern Appalachians. After some morning sun Sunday, we are in for an extended period of clouds and cool (but not cold) temperatures. Spotty light rain and drizzle develop Sunday night and will be possible all the way to Tuesday.

A potent front from the west arrives Wednesday. Heavier rain arrives Tuesday night lasting into early Wednesday morning. Temperatures will rise ahead of the front (Wednesday morning).

White Christmas? It's not going to happen, but it will turn colder Wednesday night.

Christmas Day looks cool with decreasing clouds. Milder temperatures quickly return next Friday with increasing clouds in the PM hours. There's greater potential for colder weather as we get closer to New Year's Eve and Day.

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