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Laurel Ridge , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 6:29PM

Changes Inbound Wednesday

Tuesday's pleasantries were a little misleading as a quick change comes Wednesday thanks to two cold front moving through from the west--one this evening, another Wednesday afternoon. The second packs a cold punch. Temperatures fall quickly Wednesday afternoon. Expect rain showers Wednesday afternoon changing to snow showers from west to east. Wednesday night is sharply colder with blustery snow showers. Snow showers ending early Thursday morning. A clipper low passes to our north Friday night with another round of snow showers late Friday into Saturday.

Partly cloudy & cold
Temperature near 29
NW wind 10-20 mph, gusty
 
Tuesday

Hi: 51 Lo: 40

Partly to mostly cloudy; Fog developing; West wind becoming light
Wednesday

Hi: 53 Lo: 24

Generally cloudy; Turning sharply colder in the PM; Afternoon rain showers, changing to snow showers; Light SW wind, becoming NW 15-25 mph at night with gusts 50+
Thursday

Hi: 32 Lo: 21

Early AM flurries, then decreasing clouds; Cold; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusty
Friday

Hi: 32 Lo: 23

Sunny early with clouds in the PM; late-day and overnight snow showers; Cold
Saturday

Hi: 31 Lo: 22

Early snow showers, tapering to flurries; Then partial clearing; Cold

Further Out

Sunday - Scattered clouds; Milder by afternoon; High in the upper 40s; Low in the lower 30s
Monday - Increasing clouds; Cannot rule out a stray, light shower; High near 50 degrees; Low near 40 degrees

Forecast Discussion

The eastern half of the U. S has a busy weather map. We get a lull today, but Wednesday through Saturday will be action-packed.

Two cold fronts then move from the west: one this evening and a second Wednesday afternoon. The first has little noticeable effect, but we'll feel the second. Clouds increase Wednesday. Showers develop in the afternoon. Colder air snaps in, and rain showers change to snow showers from west to east late Wednesday. Snow showers continue through a blustery, bone-chilling Wednesday night.

Flurries end early Thursday leaving us with a cold day under partial sunshine. Thursday will be breezy as well.

A clipper low moves quickly from the Dakotas (Wednesday night) to the Ohio Valley Thursday and into the Central Appalachians Friday night. Clouds increase quickly Friday afternoon and snow showers develop late Friday afternoon. Snow showers continue Friday night and probably end by noon Saturday. Cold, blustery conditions accompany this "little engine that could".

High pressure moves to our east Sunday. After a cold start, temperatures "mild up" under ample sunshine Sunday. The next front to our west will lumber slowly east increasing clouds Monday. I cannot rule out a stray light shower Monday.

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