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Unsettled weather in store for eastern U.S. into weekend

A complex weather system moving across the eastern U.S. will bring a variety of hazardous weather to the region into the weekend. Much colder weather is expected by Saturday, along with numerous showers and accumulating snow in the higher elevations of the Appalachians. Rain and snow will move into northern New England on Sunday.
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Current Conditions

McDowell Mountains

Zone Forecast

  • Rest Of Tonight Rain and snow showers likely. Patchy fog. Snow accumulation around an inch. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
  • Saturday Patchy fog in the morning. Snow showers likely in the morning...then snow and rain showers likely in the afternoon. Total snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Windy and cooler with highs in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy. Snow showers likely with a chance of rain in the evening...then a chance of snow or rain after midnight. Additional snow accumulation up to 1 inch possible. Windy with lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
  • Sunday Sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
  • Sunday Night Clear. Cold with lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
  • Monday Sunny. Not as cool with highs in the upper 50s.
  • Monday Night Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.
  • Tuesday Through Wednesday Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. Lows in the mid 30s.
  • Wednesday Night And Thursday Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.
  • Thursday Night Mostly cloudy in the evening...then partly cloudy with a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
  • Friday Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.