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Forecast Last Updated at Friday, January 24, 2020 at 1:27PM

Floating On Friday

Friday is a washout. But, it will be improving markedly as soon as early this evening when the steady rain comes to an end. The weekend looks pretty good, with lots of sunshine expected for both Saturday and Sunday along with rather seasonal temperatures expected. Some spotty light rain will be possible to start the new workweek.

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Hi: 43 Lo: 36

Overcast, rainy & raw; Rain ending during the evening; Light NE wind

Hi: 48 Lo: 31

Lots of sunshine; Not as chilly; WNW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 50 Lo: 31

Mostly sunny, then more clouds arriving during the evening; Light west wind

Hi: 49 Lo: 31

Mostly cloudy; Spotty light rain

Hi: 50 Lo: 31

A good deal of sunshine; Relatively pleasant

Further Out

Wednesday - Lots of clouds; Slightly cooler; High in the mid 40s; Low in the lower 30s
Thursday - Mostly sunny; Not bad for the end of January; High in the upper 40s; Low in the lower 30s

Forecast Discussion

Steady rain, perhaps on the heavy side at times, continues into the afternoon. This is all happening ahead of an occluded front as low pressure tracks northeast through the Ohio Valley today. The rain will conclude quickly late this afternoon or early evening.

Behind the front, we’ve got a relatively nice weekend lined-up across the Foothills even while a few flurries fly across the NC Mountains. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny.

A fast-moving upper level disturbance cruising through on Monday will generate additional cloudiness and some spotty light rain. Even some wet snow will fall up in the mountains. Tuesday will be dry and rather pleasant for late-January. Another disturbance may create more clouds for midweek, but right now, it looks dry.


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