Major Storm Pounding California; Winter Weather Threats Through This Weekend From the Central to Eastern U.S.

The last and strongest in a week-long parade of Pacific storms is pounding California with a variety of hazards, including heavy rainfall, mountain snow and flooding near recent wildfire burn scars. Meanwhile, a weak, progressive system may produce light snow from the Ohio Valley into the northern Mid-Atlantic region through early Friday. Then a major winter storm will develop for the weekend. Read More >

Current conditions at

Watauga County Hospital Heliport (KTNB)

Lat: 36.2°NLon: 81.65°WElev: 3146ft.

Overcast

31°F

-1°C

Humidity 99%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.06 in
Dewpoint 31°F (-1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 17 Jan 4:55 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Minneapolis NC

Winter Weather Advisory until January 18, 01:00am
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Winter Weather Advisory
  •  
    Winter Weather Advisory until January 18, 01:00am

    NOW until
    1:00am Fri

    Winter Weather Advisory

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Snow and sleet likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 35. South wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow/Sleet
    Likely

    High: 35 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Sleet likely before 7pm, then rain likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west northwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Rain/Sleet
    Likely then
    Chance Rain

    Low: 32 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before 9am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 46. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm  in the afternoon.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance Rain
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 46 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Calm wind becoming south southeast 5 to 9 mph in the evening.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Showers

    Low: 36 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers, mainly after 10am.  High near 48. South southeast wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    High: 48 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers.  Low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Showers

    Low: 32 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Rain and snow showers likely before 8am, then a chance of snow showers between 8am and 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely then
    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Breezy

    High: 37 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. Blustery.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Blustery
    then Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 7 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Snow and sleet likely. Cloudy, with a high near 35. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.
Tonight
Sleet likely before 7pm, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Calm wind becoming south southeast 5 to 9 mph in the evening. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday
Showers, mainly after 10am. High near 48. South southeast wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday Night
Showers. Low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday
Rain and snow showers likely before 8am, then a chance of snow showers between 8am and 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. Blustery.
M.L.King Day
Sunny, with a high near 29.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 19.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
Rain and snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday
A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
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Point Forecast:
Minneapolis NC
 36.09°N 82.01°W (Elev. 3652 ft)
3:37 pm EST Jan 17, 2019
5pm EST Jan 17, 2019-6pm EST Jan 24, 2019
 
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