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Phillips Gap , NC
ASU Dark Sky Observatory, 1 mi E of Blue Ridge Pkwy

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 12:33PM

Mild Temperatures

Today and Wednesday are mild with increasing clouds Wednesday. Thursday and Friday will see some occasional light rain but temperatures remain mild. Winds will be gusty from the south Thursday. Temperatures begin to turn colder Friday evening and snow showers will likely develop late; especially to the west near the TN border. Saturday is a cold and windy day with snow showers tapering to flurries. Milder and dry weather returns for Sunday.

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Tuesday

Hi: 60 Lo: 40

Mostly clear day; More clouds Tue. night; Relatively pleasant; SW wind, 5-10 mph
Wednesday

Hi: 59 Lo: 47

Increasing clouds; A bit warmer;; Light wind, becoming South 5-15mph
Thursday

Hi: 58 Lo: 44

Lots of clouds; Periods of light rain; Windy with a South wind 10-20 mph gusting to 40 mph
Friday

Hi: 55 Lo: 31

Generally cloudy; Maybe some light rain through evening; Colder Fri. night with snow showers
Saturday

Hi: 37 Lo: 24

Generally cloudy; Much colder; Snow showers favoring west over east, tapering to flurries Sat. night; Windy

Further Out

Sunday - Clearing skies; Cold start; Milder afternoon; High in the upper 40s; Low in the lower 30s
Monday - Mostly sunny; High in the mid 50s; Low in the mid 30s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure controls our weather until Thursday. Temperatures will be mild and clouds on the increase Wednesday.

A cold front moving in from the west will move toward western NC Thursday. It will generate some light rain but the rain area associated with this front will be decreasing as it moves east. The front moves through Friday but the cold air doesn't move in until Friday night. Temperatures remain mild until Friday evening. Light rain is possible Friday, especially during the morning.

An upper level feature will move through Friday night bringing cold temperatures, gusty winds and snow showers and flurries. Most of the snow showers will occur in areas along the TN border. The snow showers and flurries will continue Saturday before tapering off by evening. Saturday is a cold and windy day as high pressure builds in.

High pressure settles to our south and mild temperatures return for Sunday and Monday.

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