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Waynesville , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 6:59AM

Still Cold; Wednesday Soaker

Sunshine will give way to increasing cloudiness late today. Light rain will break out by pre-dawn Wednesday, and it could begin as a bit of freezing rain. A period of moderate to occasionally heavy rain is then expected late Wednesday into Wednesday night, ending by about sunup Thursday. Sunshine returns for your Thursday, although there could be some early snow flurries.

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Hi: 39 Lo: 30

Lots of sunshine; Increasing cloudiness late; Perhaps some light rain or freezing rain by daybreak Wednesday; SE wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 51 Lo: 40

Cloudy with rain, steadiest/heaviest PM; South wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 40 Lo: 23

Early flurries possible; Becoming mostly clear PM; Brisk/colder with NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty

Hi: 37 Lo: 17

Mostly clear, but cold

Hi: 43 Lo: 23

Mostly sunny; Becoming partly cloudy Saturday night

Further Out

Sunday - Partly cloudy with seasonable temps; High in the mid 40s; Low in the mid 20s
Monday - Plenty of sunshine; Partly cloudy Monday night; High in the upper 40s; Low in the upper 20s

Forecast Discussion

Low-pressure coming out of the Plains and into Missouri late today will head northeastward into the Great Lakes region by Wednesday evening, sending a wavy cold front into our area Wednesday night, passing through here early Thursday.

Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will head northward unabated out ahead of this system. Clouds thicken tonight, and precipitation will break out during the late-night/early-morning period. The problem we have is the pre-existing cold, dry air in place. Warmer air is coming in aloft, so no snow is expected, but we do feel that a brief period of freezing rain could occur at onset.

Rain, perhaps heavy at times, will affect the mountains late Wednesday and Wednesday night before moving east of here toward daybreak Thursday. An inch or two of rain is likely. As colder air arrives behind the front, a few snow flurries will be possible Thursday morning.

Thereafter, we have a nice and quiet period from Thursday daytime right on through the weekend as any weather makers should get suppressed to our south. Temperatures will be near to a little bit below normal through the period.


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