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Sparta , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, October 21, 2016 at 6:38AM

Goodbye Summer

A front moves through this morning bringing and end to unseasonably warm weather. Skies are generally cloudy today with showers, especially this morning. A few showers are possible through early evening especially on the west side of the Appalachians. Clouds decrease early Saturday; however, a snowflake or two remains possible late tonight or early Saturday on mountaintops near the TN/NC state line. Saturday will be the coolest day since early May, but temperatures rebound quickly Sunday afternoon. A NW wind increases today, gusting to 50 mph tonight. Windy conditions continue Saturday with gusts to 40 mph.

The RaysWeather.Com 2016-17 Winter Fearless Forecast was released Saturday morning--average to slightly above normal temperatures; less than average snow.

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Hi: 60 Lo: 37

Generally cloudy; AM showers; A few lingering PM showers especially west; Falling temps; Some clearing tonight; NW wind 15-25 mph, gusts to 50 mph

Hi: 48 Lo: 37

Scattered early clouds, then clearing; Chilly; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusts to 40 mph

Hi: 62 Lo: 42

Clear; Warmer by afternoon; NW wind 5-15 mph, but becoming gusty again Sunday night

Hi: 64 Lo: 38

Lots of sunshine; Pleasant

Hi: 61 Lo: 37

Clear; Pleasant

Further Out

Wednesday - Mostly clear; Continued pleasant; High in the lower 60s; Low in the lower 40s
Thursday - Scattered clouds; Seasonal temperatures; High in the lower 60s; Low in the mid 40s

Forecast Discussion

It's the first taste of winter weather. A sharp front blows through this morning with showers. As soon as the front passes, temperatures begin a steady downward progression, and a NW wind begins to howl. Wind gusts tonight reach 50 mph.

A few showers may linger into the afternoon and early evening especially on the west side of the Appalachians. Snow flurries are a decent bet later tonight and early Saturday, mostly limited to higher elevations near the NC/TN state line.

Clouds decrease Saturday with temperatures about 30 degrees cooler than Thursday's lofty highs. Windy conditions continue with gusts to 40 mph.

After a chilly start to Sunday, temperatures rebound quickly by afternoon under clear skies.

A dry front moves though Monday, almost unnoticeable. It will keep a lid on temperatures next week. Dry weather with temperatures near seasonal averages is the story-line. In fact, after today, there's no rain in sight.

In the tropics, a disturbance NE of the Bahamas still has a chance to become a named storm by tomorrow. Otto would be the name. It will get tangled up with today's front off the Atlantic Coast and strengthen as a low in New England and Eastern Canada.


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