Cold Temperatures and Some Snow

A strong cold front and low pressure system will press from the Central U.S. through the East over the next couple of days. The impressive cold front will allow a cold air mass to settle in east of the Rockies and numerous record low temperatures are likely the next few days, especially Wednesday morning. A streak of snow is also expected from the central Plains to northern New England. Read More >

Current conditions at

Watauga County Hospital Heliport (KTNB)

Lat: 36.2°NLon: 81.65°WElev: 3146ft.

62°F

17°C

Humidity 39%
Wind Speed S 7 G 17 mph
Barometer 29.94 in
Dewpoint 37°F (3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 20 Apr 6:15 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles N Banner Elk NC

Freeze Watch April 22, 12:00am until April 22, 09:00am
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Freeze Watch
  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers before 9pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 37 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a chance of snow showers between 11am and 2pm.  Increasing clouds, with a temperature falling to around 28 by 1pm. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Breezy.
    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Snow Showers

    High: 39 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Northwest wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 22 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. West northwest wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 39 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27. West northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 27 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 49 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Rain

    Low: 37 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Rain, mainly before 3pm, then showers after 3pm.  High near 46. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain

    High: 46 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers likely before 1am, then a chance of rain between 1am and 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 40 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Wednesday
A chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a chance of snow showers between 11am and 2pm. Increasing clouds, with a temperature falling to around 28 by 1pm. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Northwest wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. West northwest wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 27. West northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Saturday
Rain, mainly before 3pm, then showers after 3pm. High near 46. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Saturday Night
Showers likely before 1am, then a chance of rain between 1am and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 34.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 58.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 41.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 63.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles N Banner Elk NC
 36.19°N 81.88°W (Elev. 4925 ft)
5:41 pm EDT Apr 20, 2021
6pm EDT Apr 20, 2021-6pm EDT Apr 27, 2021
 
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