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Jefferson , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6:00PM

Clear & Cold Night

Weather makers zip quickly across the Southeast through early next week. High pressure building over New England provides a break in the action through Thursday, but tonight is very cold. The high will be responsible for locking in low-level cold air Thursday night as moisture returns from the Gulf. We'll contend with a period of freezing rain developing late Thursday night changing to a cold rain during the day Friday. Rain ends Saturday morning before a trailing push of cold air brings a quick round of flurries and snow showers Saturday night.

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Cloudy & rainy
Temperature near 40
Light SE wind
Wednesday

Hi: 35 Lo: 21

Few clouds; Cold; NW wind becoming light
Thursday

Hi: 40 Lo: 26

Some AM sun; Increasing PM clouds; Light freezing rain possible after midnight Thur night; SE wind 5-15 mph, becoming windy at higher elev's Thur. night
Friday

Hi: 39 Lo: 37

Cloudy; Chilly; Foggy; Light freezing rain changing to rain; Light NE wind, but South 10-20 mph & gusty at higher elev's
Saturday

Hi: 45 Lo: 32

Lots of clouds; Light AM showers; Colder Sat. night with flurries & snow showers possible
Sunday

Hi: 42 Lo: 30

Early clouds and perhaps lingering snow flurries; Then variably cloudy

Further Out

Monday - Cloudy; A chilly rain developing; High in the mid 40s; Low in the mid 30s
Tuesday - Mostly cloudy; Lingering morning rain perhaps ending as flurries; Turning colder; High in the lower 40s; Low in the lower 20s

Forecast Discussion

Stout northwest flow will die down tonight as high pressure builds over the interior Northeast. The same high wedges down the eastern side of the Appalachians tomorrow night, locking in surface level cold air. Meanwhile, low pressure develops in the northern Gulf and starts a journey up the eastern seaboard Friday and Saturday.

Freezing rain develops late tomorrow night and continues into the daylight hours Friday morning before changing over to rain. Cold holdouts along the Blue Ridge may contend with freezing rain a few hours longer, but the transition is inevitable. At this point, we do not expect a major icing event. Rain continues Friday night into Saturday morning. After a dry Saturday afternoon a trailing upper disturbance brings a quick round of flurries and snow showers back to the area Saturday night.

But wait, there's more. Low pressure develops in Texas Monday morning and rides northeast to the Carolinas Tuesday. Rain develops Monday and continues Monday night into Tuesday morning. Trailing cold air may allow for rain to end as flurries Tuesday.

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