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Sparta , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 6:49PM

Hang In There

A moist (and brisk) northwest flow keeps the low clouds, mist and drizzle machine around through this evening. It will be Monday morning before all locations finally clear out. Let's leave it here... Monday through Wednesday are exceptionally nice for mid-December!

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Hi: 46 Lo: 33

Mostly to partly cloudy; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusts to 40 mph

Hi: 46 Lo: 28

Becoming mostly sunny; Seasonal; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty

Hi: 47 Lo: 28

Lots of sunshine; Nice day; Light wind

Hi: 48 Lo: 36

Mostly sunny; Pleasant streak continues; More clouds Wednesday night

Hi: 47 Lo: 38

Mostly cloudy; Rain returns

Further Out

Friday - Mostly cloudy; Periods of rain; Changing to snow showers Fri. night; High in the mid 40s; Low in the upper 20s
Saturday - Morning light snow or flurries possible; Decreasing afternoon clouds; Chilly; High near 40 degrees; Low in the upper 20s

Forecast Discussion

Low pressure moves off the Mid-Atlantic coast this evening bringing us one step closer to nicer weather. However, wrap around moisture on a blustery northwest flow keeps the muck intact for one more day. It will take all night before we really dry out and some flurries are possible up top before it's said and done.

Finally, high pressure takes the helm Monday through Wednesday. Expect ample sunshine, near seasonal temperatures, and no surprises.

The next wet weather maker comes out of the northern Gulf Thursday and slowly works through the TN and Ohio Valleys Friday. Rain develops Thursday morning and intervals of rain continue into Friday. Colder air invades Friday night changing rain to snow showers. The path of the storm has a more northerly trajectory, towards the lower Great Lakes as opposed to the Mid Atlantic or New England. That's not a great path for a sustained northwest flow snow so we should dry out pretty quickly Saturday morning.


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