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Cold air and winds invade the Carolinas

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A cold front pushing into our region has brought cold overnight lows and gusty winds to the Upstate and Western North Carolina. We may also see a few lingering snow flurries along the Tennessee border late into the evening.

We will see lows approach the lower 20s in the Upstate and mid to upper teens across the mountains. When factoring in the breezy winds, "feel Like" temperatures will be closer to the lower teens and single digits. Some locations in the mountains can even experience a wind chill of below zero degrees.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Graham, Macon, Swain, Jackson, Haywood, Buncombe, Madison Yancey and Mitchell counties. This advisory will last from midnight Friday until 10 a.m. Saturday. It is advised to dress accordingly for the conditions as frostbite can occur to skin that is exposed for a prolonged period of time.

Saturday will see mostly sunny skies with breezy conditions continuing. Highs will be well below average, only topping out in the lower 40s in the Upstate and mid-30s in Western North Carolina.

Fortunately sunny skies will continue for the rest of the weekend as we warm up to above average temperatures by Monday.

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