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Wolf Laurel , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:40AM

Windy Start; Chilly

Wind woke me up at 3 AM. I'll try not write a grumpy forecast. :-) We have a windy start to Thursday, but winds gradually diminish through the day. Temperatures will be steady through the daytime then becoming colder tonight. Friday is mostly clear and chilly; however, winds become gusty again Friday night. Gradually milder weather arrives this weekend. Clouds increase Sunday and spotty light rain is possible Sunday night.

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Thursday

Hi: 32 Lo: 23

Mostly to partly cloudy; Steady daytime temps; Colder tonight; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusts to 50 mph early AM, becoming 5-15 mph in the PM
Friday

Hi: 30 Lo: 22

Mostly clear; Rather cold; NW wind 5-15 mph, becoming 10-20 mph at night with gusts to 45 mph
Saturday

Hi: 38 Lo: 25

Mostly clear; Milder after a chilly start; NW wind 5-15 mph becoming light Sat. night
Sunday

Hi: 43 Lo: 36

Becoming cloudy; Some light rain possible at night
Monday

Hi: 51 Lo: 43

Mostly cloudy; Cannot completely rule out a passing light shower; Mild

Further Out

Tuesday - Mostly cloudy; Still relatively mild; High in the upper 40s; Low in the mid 30s
Wednesday - Few clouds; Cooler; High near 40 degrees; Low in the mid 20s

Forecast Discussion

A cold front moved through from the NW early this morning, and a secondary front arrives later today. Winds are howling at sun-up but gradually diminish during the day. Skies are mostly to partly cloudy, clearing tonight. Temperatures today rise very little from sunrise numbers then become colder tonight.

High pressure dominates Friday and Saturday. Friday is rather cold. Saturday is milder by afternoon.

A weak front moves through from the NW Monday with another on its heels Tuesday. Both have little consequence; however, Monday's front has a weak surge of moisture from the Western Gulf ahead of it. As a result, we must include the mention of a passing light shower Sunday night and Monday. Sunday through Tuesday will be mostly cloudy. We get a break from the cold Sunday through Tuesday.

Clearing skies arrive Wednesday as high pressure centered in the middle of the country takes charge of our weather. Temperatures will be cooler, back to seasonal levels.

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