National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Heavy rain and mountain snow across the northwestern U.S. this weekend

A Pacific storm system will continue to impact the Pacific Northwest through late Sunday. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding, river and small stream flooding, as well as mudslides and debris flows, especially over burn scars. At higher elevations, strong winds and heavy snowfall, with accumulations of 1 to 3 feet, could result in hazardous travel through mountain passes.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current Conditions

Watauga County

Zone Forecast

  • This Afternoon Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain. Near steady temperature in the lower 40s. Light and variable winds.
  • Tonight Cloudy. A chance of rain in the evening...then a chance of rain...freezing rain and sleet after midnight. Little or no sleet accumulation. Lows in the lower 30s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
  • Monday Rain...sleet likely with a chance of freezing rain in the morning...then rain likely in the afternoon. Little or no sleet accumulation. Highs around 40. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
  • Monday Night Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Near steady temperature in the upper 30s. Light and variable winds.
  • Tuesday Rain. Not as cool with highs around 50. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 90 percent.
  • Tuesday Night Rain. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
  • Wednesday Rain. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the evening...then a chance of snow and rain showers after midnight. Cooler with lows around 30. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
  • Christmas Day Mostly sunny. A chance of snow showers in the morning. Breezy and cooler with highs in the upper 30s. Chance of snow 30 percent.
  • Thursday Night And Friday Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. Highs in the mid 40s.
  • Friday Night Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
  • Saturday Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s.