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Skies clear for Sunday, winds pick up behind rain

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The early evening can still see scattered showers across the Upstate and western North Carolina with a few possible thunderstorms as well.

The main threats are winds and lightning from these storms. Rain chances will decrease across the Upstate while the mountains will see a transition of rain into snow along the Tennessee border.

Lows will fall close to 40 degrees in the Upstate while the mountains will fall to the lower 30s.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Mitchell, Yancey, Madison, Haywood and Swain counties. This will be in effect from 11 p.m. Saturday until noon on Sunday. We can see between 1" to 3" in the counties along the Tennessee Border.

Winds will also be an issue behind this front. As a result, we will also see a high wind warning for Mitchell, Yancey, McDowell, Buncombe and Henderson counties. This will be in effect between 10 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Winds will likely be between 25 to 35 mph with gusts as high as 65 mph.

The rest of the counties in western North Carolina and far northern Greenville County will be under a wind advisory as winds can gust to 50 mph in these areas. The timing for this advisory will be from 10 p.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday will see mostly sunny skies with temperatures peaking in the upper 60s across the Upstate and mid-50s for western North Carolina. This will be the beginning of a warming trend that will continues into the work week with another round of storms expected to move in for late Thursday into Friday.

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