FORECAST: Rain moves on but intense wind blows across the region

ABOVE: The latest forecast update from Severe Weather Center 9. To stay on top of changing weather conditions, be sure to download our free WSOC-TV weather app.

  • The rain has moved on, but the wind remains in place.
  • A Wind Advisory continues into the early afternoon with a High Wind Warning for the mountains.
  • Winds will gust over 30 mph in the metro and over 50 mph in the high country.
  • Brief mountain snow continues this morning with a minor accumulation of one to three inches at the highest elevations.
  • Highs warm to the upper 50s with sunshine all day.
  • Dry and quiet weather for the rest of the week as highs warm to the mid-60s by Thursday.
  • Still watching a small disturbance on Saturday that could bring a few light showers early in the day.


  • Avery County schools are closed today, citing dangerous road conditions.
  • Watauga County Schools will delay school for two hours, hoping the sunlight and Department of Transportation will make it safe to drive.

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