Wednesday Weather Update: Storms move out, wind moves in

Wind Advisory

WIND ADVISORY starting at 8am Wednesday morning for Yancey, Mitchell, Avery, McDowell & Burke Counties. Gusts expected up to 50mph!

FREEZE WATCH for Rabun & Habersham Counties in NE Georgia late Wednesday night through Thursday morning

A line of strong storms moved through overnight, but sunny and chilly air will dominate Wednesday's forecast.

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Wednesday, northwest winds are expected to increase throughout the day behind the departing cold front. The clouds move out and the wind picks up.

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Temperatures will stay in the lower 50's much of the day before dropping below freezing Wednesday night. Areas of frost possible.

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Thursday will be dry, windy and cool, with highs in the upper 50's and low 60's. Our next system arrives late Friday. While we can't rule out a wintry mix/light snow in some of the highest elevations over the weekend, most of us will just deal with cold rain.

Today: Showers likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms early, then showers likely this morning. Sunny this afternoon. Windy and much cooler with highs in the mid-50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph, increasing to northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Tonight: Clear, windy, colder with lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph, decreasing to 35 mph after midnight.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the morning.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid-40s.

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