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Wilkes Airport , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 5:24PM

Lingering Cold Tonight; Moderation Ahead

Under clear skies tonight, lows will drop into the teens and lower 20s. Sunshine will be accompanied by a somewhat milder afternoon on Wednesday. More clouds return on Thursday, with rain set to make a return for Friday. We should get the rain out of here in time for the upcoming weekend.

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Tuesday

Hi: 36 Lo: 18

Clear & very cold; Light north wind
Wednesday

Hi: 46 Lo: 23

Sunshine & cool; Light NNE wind
Thursday

Hi: 48 Lo: 30

Sunshine yielding to more late-day cloudiness; Light NE wind
Friday

Hi: 40 Lo: 34

Overcast with rain returning, maybe beginning very briefly as a wintry mix; Light NE wind
Saturday

Hi: 48 Lo: 31

Early rain ending; Becoming partly sunny

Further Out

Sunday - Lots of sunshine; Seasonable; High in the mid 40s; Low in the upper 20s
Monday - More of the same; Sunshine; Not bad for late-January; High in the upper 40s; Low in the upper 20s

Forecast Discussion

A slowly modifying Arctic high pressure will be with us through Wednesday. Tonight will be clear and very cold, and Wednesday features sunshine with a milder afternoon.

Low-pressure coming out of Texas on Thursday will reach the Mid-South on Thursday before tracking over us on Friday. Clouds return on Thursday, with a rainy Friday expected.

This system should be moving up the Eastern Seaboard by Saturday, clearing us out here in the Foothills, while mountain areas experience some wrap-around snow showers. Sunday will feature lots of sunshine with near-normal temperatures.

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