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Old Fort , NC
Weather Station located at the Old Fort Train Station and Museum in Historic Downtown Old Fort, NC.

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 12:06PM

Sunshine & Seasonable

Skies are sunny today with temperatures just about where they should be for late-January. If you like today, then you’re going to enjoy Friday. The weekend is mixed: We have sunshine on Saturday with milder temperatures. Sunday features more cloud cover and perhaps some spotty late-day and nighttime rain. We’re not expecting much, however.

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Hi: 52 Lo: 23

Sunny, breezy, cool; WNW wind 5-15 mph gusting to 25

Hi: 48 Lo: 24

Bright sunshine & cool; Light SW wind

Hi: 57 Lo: 29

Sunny & pleasant; More clouds Saturday night; Light south wind

Hi: 52 Lo: 35

Mostly cloudy; Light rain possible late-day & Sunday night

Hi: 62 Lo: 38

Mix of clouds & sunshine; Unseasonably mild

Further Out

Tuesday - Cloudy with some light rain, mainly PM; High in the mid 50s; Low near 40 degrees
Wednesday - Generally cloudy with some rain likely; High in the lower 50s; Low in the mid 30s

Forecast Discussion

Western North Carolina remains in a cool, post-frontal environment today. It’s generally clear east of the mountains, but we do have some snow showers flying out over the NC/TN border.

Friday looks similarly cool, then we do get a rebound in temperatures on Saturday as high pressure exits the Southeast U.S. Coast and we get a milder, southerly return flow of air.

Clouds return on Sunday as milder air continues to replace the cooler air, and a disturbance tracks through the southern branch of the Jet Stream. There could be some spotty light rain late in the day or Sunday night, but rainfall amounts will be very light.

Monday might just be the pick of the week with sunshine and unseasonably mild temperatures. A slow-moving and complex frontal system approaches our region on Tuesday and could get hung-up for awhile over the Southeastern U.S. That could create an unsettled last half of the workweek, along with slowly decreasing temperatures over time.


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