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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 on Friday and 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

Watauga County

Zone Forecast

  • Tonight Rain this evening...then rain and snow after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
  • Saturday Snow and rain. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Breezy and cooler with highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
  • Saturday Night Snow and rain showers in the evening...then snow showers after midnight. Total snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Breezy with lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
  • Sunday Mostly sunny. A chance of snow showers in the morning... Then a slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Little or no additional snow accumulation. Breezy with highs around 40. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph...diminishing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
  • Sunday Night Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening...becoming light and variable.
  • Monday Sunny. Not as cool with highs in the mid 50s.
  • Monday Night Mostly clear in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Not as cool with lows in the upper 30s.
  • Tuesday Through Wednesday Mostly cloudy. Highs around 60. Lows in the lower 40s.
  • Wednesday Night And Thursday Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 50s.
  • Thursday Night And Friday Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.