Winter Storm System To Bring Widespread Impacts Across the Eastern Half of the U.S. Through Midweek

A developing winter storm system will bring a swath of heavy snow and ice from Oklahoma into the Midwest, Ohio Valley, Mid Atlantic, and the Northeast U.S. Tuesday through Wednesday. Areas of dangerous travel are likely. Further South, several inches of heavy rain will lead to the potential for flooding in the lower Mississippi and Tennessee River Valleys. Read More >

Current conditions at

Watauga County Hospital Heliport (KTNB)

Lat: 36.2°NLon: 81.65°WElev: 3146ft.

Fair

32°F

0°C

Humidity 71%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.47 in
Dewpoint 23°F (-5°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 19 Feb 9:55 am EST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles ENE Sugar Mountain NC

Winter Storm Warning February 19, 06:00pm until February 20, 04:00pm
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Winter Storm Warning
  • Today

    Today: A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Rain

    High: 40 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow and sleet, possibly mixed with rain before 10pm, then freezing rain and sleet between 10pm and 11pm, then freezing rain after 11pm.  Areas of fog after 9pm. Low around 26. East southeast wind 7 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.3 of an inch possible.  New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Wintry Mix
    and Areas Fog
    then Freezing
    Rain and
    Areas Fog

    Low: 26 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Freezing rain likely before noon, then rain or freezing rain likely between noon and 1pm, then rain likely after 1pm.  Patchy fog.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 41. South southeast wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New ice accumulation of around a 0.1 of an inch possible.

    Rain/Freezing
    Rain Likely
    and Patchy
    Fog

    High: 41 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Showers, mainly before 10pm, then rain after 10pm.  Patchy fog before 8pm. Low around 41. South southwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Showers and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 41 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Rain likely, mainly before 9am.  Cloudy, with a high near 53. West wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Rain Likely

    High: 53 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Rain likely, mainly after 5am.  Cloudy, with a low around 42. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Rain Likely

    Low: 42 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Rain.  High near 45. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain

    High: 45 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Rain.  Low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain

    Low: 39 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain Likely

    High: 47 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight
Snow and sleet, possibly mixed with rain before 10pm, then freezing rain and sleet between 10pm and 11pm, then freezing rain after 11pm. Areas of fog after 9pm. Low around 26. East southeast wind 7 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.3 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Wednesday
Freezing rain likely before noon, then rain or freezing rain likely between noon and 1pm, then rain likely after 1pm. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 41. South southeast wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New ice accumulation of around a 0.1 of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night
Showers, mainly before 10pm, then rain after 10pm. Patchy fog before 8pm. Low around 41. South southwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Thursday
Rain likely, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 53. West wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday Night
Rain likely, mainly after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 42. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday
Rain. High near 45. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Friday Night
Rain. Low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday Night
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles ENE Sugar Mountain NC
 36.12°N 81.84°W (Elev. 4058 ft)
6:21 am EST Feb 19, 2019
10am EST Feb 19, 2019-6pm EST Feb 25, 2019
 
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