Check spartaweather.com for the most up to date weather information in the High Country.

Printer Friendly View
Roaring Gap , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 5:10PM

Overnight Fog Again

High pressure is centered in New England but is keeping a toe-hold on North Carolina. A moist southeasterly flow produces fog again tonight with patchy drizzle possible near the Blue Ridge. Friday looks much like today with temperatures a couple degrees cooler and the slightest chance of a stray light shower. A front from the northwest arrives Saturday with occasional showers.

Ray Russell's 2020-2021 Winter Fearless Forecast is now available. The bottom line for the forecast is: 1) less than average snow and 2) slightly warmer than average temperatures. We will have a few significant snow events but prolonged cold periods will be difficult to sustain. Get all the details here. The Fearless Forecast is sponsored by Peak Insurance Group.

The 2021 Blue Ridge Calendar will be available in stores this week.  Visit RaysMarketPlace.com for a complete listing of retailers or purchase online.  A portion of the proceeds goes to support the important work of the Blue Ridge Conservancy.

Thursday

Hi: 69 Lo: 52

Fog again with drizzle along the Blue Ridge; Light SE wind, but breezy at higher elev's
Friday

Hi: 67 Lo: 53

Early fog, then partly to mostly cloudy; A stray, light shower possible; Light SE wind, but breezy at higher elev's
Saturday

Hi: 65 Lo: 53

Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers; Fog possible Sat. night; NW wind 5-15 mph, becoming Light SE Sat night
Sunday

Hi: 60 Lo: 51

Generally cloudy with fog; Patchy light rain possible
Monday

Hi: 63 Lo: 53

Mostly to partly cloudy; Slightest chance of a light, AM shower

Further Out

Tuesday - More clouds than sun; Perhaps a late-day shower; High near 70 degrees; Low in the mid 50s
Wednesday - Mostly cloudy; Cannot completely rule out a stray, light shower; High near 70 degrees; Low in the mid 50s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure centered in New England extends into North Carolina. The result is a moist southeasterly flow, mainly manifesting additional clouds and fog at night. We repeat the nighttime/morning fog process Friday, but there are more clouds during the daytime. Temperatures will be a couple degrees cooler tomorrow and a stray, light shower is not impossible.

A front arrives Saturday from the northwest. Expect occasional showers, not a washout.

Again Sunday, high pressure will be centered in New England but wedge southward into North Carolina. It will be a cooler day with clouds, fog, and maybe a light shower or two.

Monday, high pressure slides east but keeps control into North Carolina. We will have a bit more sun. Temperatures will be near seasonal averages and s stray, light shower is possible.

A generally dry front moves through early Tuesday and stalls to our south. Tuesday and Wednesday, expect lots of clouds, pleasant temperatures, and a "barely worth mentioning" chance of a stray, light shower.

The Energizer Bunny Atlantic tropical season continues. Hurricane Epsilon passed east of Bermuda today. The season has 5 weeks remaining; so, additional tropical systems are likely.

Announcements

Using information from RaysWeather.Com

First, all data and forecasts on RaysWeather.Com are the intellectual property of RaysWeather.com, Inc. Here is our usage policy regarding rebroadcast or redistribution of any information from our site...

"The reader is not permitted to reproduce, retransmit, redistribute any weather data, forecasts, analysis, image, or any other product from this site to any other person or entity, in any format by any means. All information, data, and images contained on any page of this site are copyrighted by RaysWeather.Com, Inc. (unless otherwise noted) and is the property of RaysWeather.Com, Inc. Information, data, and images from this site may not be archived or stored for future use. Exceptions to this condition of use may only be made by express, written permission of RaysWeather.Com." See our Terms and Conditions page.

In short, if you do not have a written agreement with us to do so, you do not have permission to republish any information found on this site. If you work for a media entity (TV, radio, website, newspaper, etc.) and wish to republish information from this site, please contact us at raysweather.com or call our offices at 828.264.2030.