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Unseasonably cold temperatures spreading into central U.S.

A strong cold front will usher a much colder air mass into the central and eastern U.S. for the end of the work week. Temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees below average in some areas. Rain and snow will be possible across the Great Lakes on Friday as the system crosses the area. Heavy snow is possible in the central Appalachians Friday night.
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Current Conditions

Buncombe County

Zone Forecast

  • Today Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog this morning. A chance of rain this afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
  • Tonight Rain likely in the evening...then snow and rain likely after midnight. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Cold with lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
  • Saturday Snow likely. Additional snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches...except of 3 to 5 inches above 3500 feet. Total snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible. Windy and cooler with highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent.
  • Saturday Night Mostly cloudy in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of snow. Little or no additional snow accumulation. Windy and cold with lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
  • Sunday Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
  • Sunday Night And Monday Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower 50s.
  • Monday Night Partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.
  • Tuesday And Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. Lows in the upper 30s.
  • Wednesday And Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s. Lows in the lower 40s.
  • Thursday Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.