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NWS Winter Storm Warning (Yancey County)

NWS Freeze Warning (Yancey County)

Current Conditions
Hawk Branch

Temp: 37.6°F
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Burnsville (Hawk Branch) , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, October 31, 2014 at 9:55AM

Halloween Howler

Tomorrow you will be scratching your head...first today. Light rain showers arrive late this afternoon and early evening. It won't be a washout for Trick-or-Treaters, just be prepared to have a damp costume when it's all said and done.

Onto the drama...rain showers change to snow showers after midnight (earlier above 3500'). Snow showers continue Saturday mixing with a little light rain in the core hours of the afternoon. Wind will also be an issue with gusts to 40 mph. Snow showers taper to flurries late Saturday night making way for the sun to return Sunday. We've upped the snowfall ante, 1"-4" with higher amounts in the Smokies and northern mountains. See our Total Snow Accumulation Map for details.

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Friday

Hi: 53 Lo: 29

Becoming cloudy; Late afternoon rain showers; Rain changing to snow showers after midnight; Light NW wind becoming NW 10-20 mph with gusts to 35 mph at night.
Saturday

Hi: 35 Lo: 25

Cloudy & cold; Windy; AM snow showers mixing with light rain in the afternoon, back to snow showers and flurries at night; NW wind15-25 mph with gusts to 40 mph
Sunday

Hi: 43 Lo: 24

Sunny skies; Still cool though not as chilly; NW 10-20 mph & gusty early, diminishing to 5-15 mph in the PM
Monday

Hi: 55 Lo: 32

Sunny skies; Several notches milder
Tuesday

Hi: 60 Lo: 40

Scattered clouds; Pleasant

Further Out

Wednesday - Partly cloudy; Widely scattered PM showers; High near 60 degrees; Low in the lower 40s
Thursday - Morning clouds; Nice finish; High in the lower 60s; Low in the upper 30s

Forecast Discussion

An intense and compact upper level low drops southeast from the Great Lakes today through the Ohio Valley and departs through SC Saturday dragging unseasonably cold air with it. This energy spawns an area of low pressure in eastern NC Saturday that darts up the east coast as a large Nor'easter Sunday. Light rain showers develop late this afternoon continuing into the early nighttime hours. The transition to snow showers occurs after midnight (a little earlier above 3500').

Snow showers continue Saturday with light rain mixing in during the afternoon as temperatures slowly climb above freezing. In addition to the snow, wind gusts to 40 mph will add to the "shock and awe" effect making it seem worse at times. Snow showers taper to flurries late Saturday night and early Sunday.

The warm ground will hold back snow totals to an extent...when it's over expect 1"-4" for Asheville proper with the higher totals for northern and western Buncombe and the shallow end just south of Hendersonville. The Smokies and highest westward facing elevations near the TN line will get get a wallop, more like 8"-10".

We'll bounce back rather quickly after some cold mornings, Sunday will be cool for November, but not nearly as bad. Temperatures continue their rebound next week to seasonal levels by Tuesday. Our next chance for rain enters the picture briefly late Wednesday.

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