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Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 5:59PM

Late January Chill Returns

Under clear skies tonight and with calm winds, it will be downright cold. Thursday features very similar weather to today’s. On Friday, clouds increase, and few afternoon showers change to snow showers before ending Friday night. Saturday will be clear, but very cold.

Wednesday

Hi: 46 Lo: 18

Mostly clear; Colder; Light NE wind
Thursday

Hi: 43 Lo: 26

Sunny, but chilly; Light south wind
Friday

Hi: 44 Lo: 18

Increasing clouds; PM rain showers perhaps ending as snow showers Friday night; Turning colder Friday night; Light & variable wind becoming NW 5-10 Fri. night
Saturday

Hi: 33 Lo: 14

Sunny, but very cold
Sunday

Hi: 42 Lo: 21

Generally sunny; Not quite as cold by afternoon

Further Out

Monday - Mostly sunny with moderating temperatures; High in the upper 40s; Low in the mid 20s
Tuesday - Mostly sunny; Temperatures not far from normal; High near 50 degrees; Low in the upper 20s

Forecast Discussion

Canadian high pressure moved into the region today, promoting clearing skies but with a late-January chill in the air. Radiational cooling conditions will be ideal tonight, so temperatures will be quite cold by daybreak Thursday.

Tranquil weather continues through Friday morning. Then, we’re watching a strong cold front and associated upper level disturbance approach western North Carolina. A few afternoon rain showers may change to snow showers before ending Friday night. Dusting-level accumulations will be possible.

An ocean storm develops off the Eastern Seaboard Friday night and then crushes New England with blizzard conditions on Saturday. Very cold, modified Arctic air arrives late Friday night and Saturday, keeping snow showers going in the NC Mountains. Here east of the mountains, Saturday skies will be clear, but temperatures will not get out of the 30s for afternoon highs.

Slow, but steady moderation kicks in for Sunday and continues into next week as high pressure maintains fair weather control.

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