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Burnsville (Hawk Branch) , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 6:32AM

Winds Of Change

After a couple morning showers, skies will partially clear this afternoon. Under partly to mostly cloudy skies tonight, a much colder air mass invades with perhaps some leftover sprinkles. After midnight, there could be a few snow flurries, particularly at higher elevations along the TN line. It’s just a novelty thing with no accumulations, but it’s good “mood music” for our RaysWeather.Com Fearless Forecast for Winter 2018-2019, which was released yesterday. Sunday will be sunny and chilly, and we expect a frost/freeze by daybreak Monday.

It's a busy Fall festival weekend around the region and the weather struggles to cooperate. Here's an hourly forecast for both Woolly Worm Festival and Valle Country Fair.

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Saturday

Hi: 59 Lo: 33

Mostly cloudy; Mostly early showers; Flurries possible after midnight; Becoming windy & turning colder with NW wind 10-20 mph gusting to 30, increasing to 15-25 gusting to 50 tonight
Sunday

Hi: 47 Lo: 31

Bright sunshine; Chilly and Breezy; Frost/freeze Sun. night; NW wind 15-25 mph gusting to 35, diminishing PM
Monday

Hi: 57 Lo: 37

Lots of sunshine; Crisp; Light south wind
Tuesday

Hi: 62 Lo: 39

Mostly sunny; Not as cool
Wednesday

Hi: 60 Lo: 38

Lots of sunshine; Pleasant

Further Out

Thursday - Partly sunny, but with more PM clouds; High in the mid 50s; Low in the upper 30s
Friday - More clouds; Some rain possible; High in the mid 50s; Low near 40 degrees

Forecast Discussion

A cold front is blasting through the mountains today. Rainfall of any consequence will be ending this morning, although a light shower or sprinkle will remain possible in the deepening northwesterly wind flow. Colder air invades later this afternoon, with a few token snowflakes possible after midnight. A “windy freeze” will be a good bet for most of the High Country above about 3,000 feet in elevation.

Sunday will bright, sunny, but chilly. With Canadian high pressure building strongly overhead Sunday night, winds will go calm and we expect a frosty freeze for daybreak Monday.

Tuesday through Thursday will be dry, quiet with temperatures hovering fairly close to normal. By the end of next week, we’ll be tracking the progress of low-pressure in the northern Gulf of Mexico to see what kind of wet-weather impacts that might have on the local area, if any.

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