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NWS Special Weather Statement (Wilkes County)

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Roaring River , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 12:35PM

The Ups & Downs Of April

Yesterday was very warm with highs surpassing 80. Today is noticeably cooler with lots of sunshine. Under clear skies tonight, there will be some patchy frost around by daybreak. Friday will be sunny but pleasantly cool. The weekend is shaping-up nicely with more pleasant temperatures. Saturday will be sunny, followed by some more clouds on Sunday.

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Thursday

Hi: 63 Lo: 33

Lots of sunshine, but a little cooler; Breezy; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty, diminishing tonight
Friday

Hi: 65 Lo: 36

Abundant sunshine; Pleasant; Light north wind
Saturday

Hi: 64 Lo: 41

Bright sunshine; Nice; Light wind
Sunday

Hi: 64 Lo: 43

Sunshine filtered through high clouds
Monday

Hi: 60 Lo: 45

Cloudy with rain likely, especially PM & Monday night

Further Out

Tuesday - Cloudy; Rain likely; High in the upper 50s; Low in the upper 40s
Wednesday - Lots of clouds; Showers still possible; Milder; High in the upper 60s; Low in the mid 40s

Forecast Discussion

A cold front will reach the coast later this afternoon. Behind the front, a noticeably cooler air mass will replace the unseasonable Wednesday warmth. Under clear skies tonight, some patchy frost will be possible toward dawn.

Friday through Sunday feature tranquil and pleasant conditions, although temperatures will continue to average a bit below normal. Some high clouds will increase by the second half of the weekend.

We’ll be watching a storm system tracking out of the Southern Rockies late Friday into Saturday. It will head east, and will probably be our next weather-maker early next week with more rain returning.

The good news? Preliminary indications suggest the rain should get out of the way just in time for Merlefest.

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