FORECAST: Schools in high country closed as bitter cold, snow grips region

Winter weather blasts the High Country

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Tuesday morning forecast update from Meteorologist Keith Monday

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Forecast highlights:

  • It is even colder outside Tuesday morning and the end result is about the same for this afternoon -- highs will only reach near 40 degrees under a mostly sunny sky
  • Avery County Schools and Watauga County Schools will be closed Tuesday because of winter weather
  • We will have one more bitterly cold night in the lower 20s before we slowly warm-up
  • Highs will return to near 50 degrees by Thursday and we’ll stay there heading into the weekend
  • Next rain chance is speeding up a touch and should arrive mainly on Friday and clear up quickly for the weekend


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