Major Winter Storm System Will Bring A Variety Of Impacts To The Central, Southern, And Eastern U.S. Through The Weekend

An impactful winter storm will track from the Plains to New England through Sunday, with bitter cold behind it. Heavy snow is likely from the Corn Belt to interior Northeast, with significant ice accumulations in the Ohio Valley and New England. Farther south, heavy rain could lead to flooding in the Tennessee Valley on Saturday, with isolated severe thunderstorms in the lower Mississippi Valley. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Asheville, Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL)

Lat: 35.43°NLon: 82.54°WElev: 2165ft.

Fog/Mist

39°F

4°C

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed NW 5 mph
Barometer 30.10 in (1019.5 mb)
Dewpoint 37°F (3°C)
Visibility 4.00 mi
Wind Chill35°F (2°C)
Last update 18 Jan 8:54 am EST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles NNW Graphite NC

  • Today

    Today: A 20 percent chance of rain before 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 42. West northwest wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Rain then
    Partly Sunny

    High: 42 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 2am.  Areas of fog after 9pm.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance Rain
    and Areas Fog

    Low: 36 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Rain likely before 11am, then showers, mainly after 11am.  Patchy fog before 7am. High near 45. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Showers and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 45 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Rain showers before 4am, then a chance of rain or freezing rain between 4am and 5am, then a chance of rain showers, freezing rain, and sleet after 5am. Some thunder is also possible.  Low around 27. Blustery, with a south wind 16 to 21 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.  Little or no sleet accumulation expected.

    Showers and
    Breezy then
    Wintry Mix
    Likely and
    Blustery

    Low: 27 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of snow showers and sleet before 7am, then a chance of snow showers between 7am and 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Windy, with a northwest wind 23 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Snow/Sleet
    and Windy

    High: 28 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 9. Windy.

    Mostly Clear
    and Windy

    Low: 9 °F

  • M.L.King
    Day

    M.L.King Day: Sunny, with a high near 30.

    Sunny

    High: 30 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 21.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 21 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 37 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 20 percent chance of rain before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. West northwest wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 2am. Areas of fog after 9pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday
Rain likely before 11am, then showers, mainly after 11am. Patchy fog before 7am. High near 45. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Rain showers before 4am, then a chance of rain or freezing rain between 4am and 5am, then a chance of rain showers, freezing rain, and sleet after 5am. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 27. Blustery, with a south wind 16 to 21 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.
Sunday
A chance of snow showers and sleet before 7am, then a chance of snow showers between 7am and 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Windy, with a northwest wind 23 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 9. Windy.
M.L.King Day
Sunny, with a high near 30.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain and snow showers before 3am, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
Rain and snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night
Rain and snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NNW Graphite NC
 35.71°N 82.28°W (Elev. 5194 ft)
5:47 am EST Jan 18, 2019
9am EST Jan 18, 2019-6pm EST Jan 24, 2019
 
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