Wind advisory issued for Central NC; very strong gusts expected today

West wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. It could get windy as well, but on Tuesday, we'll be in the low 40s with lots of sunshine. The city could see a high of 59 degrees, wind gusts of 32 miles per hour, and new rainfall amounts of up to an inch.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 50. South southwest wind 9 to 11 miles per hour.

Thursday will be the warmest day of the week with highs in the mid 50s to low 60s as it turns a bit breezy before stronger winds return Friday with highs just a couple degrees cooler but still well above average for this time of year. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Monday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Cloudy, with a low around 35.

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Monday: Sunny, with a high near 54. Low: 14. Day: Mostly cloudy early then overcast with a 50 percent chance for snow.

The high for Monday is expected to climb all the way to 67 degrees, a world away from the subfreezing temperatures the Valley faced less than a week ago.

In southeastern MA, along Bristol and Plymouth Counties and the Cape, dense fog and strong winds are likely. "Up to another 1/2" half of an inch of rain is possible. "This will bring numerous to widespread showers and a few thunderstorms to mainly west and north Georgia this afternoon, and across the entire region tonight", the NWS wrote in its hazardous weather outlook. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Note: Computer model precision diminishes the further into the week the forecast projects.

  • Megan Austin