Mostly sunny, high near 38 — TODAY'S FORECAST


"A cold front will push south across the area this morning".

For Wednesday, expect mostly sunny skies, with a high near 44 and with wind gusts as high as 23 miles per hour.

Mostly sunny skies will struggle to make up for wind, which could gust near 25 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

With colder air in the region and light rain extending across the Southeast, a mix of rain and snow is expected late Thursday night through early Saturday morning in the northwest and northern Piedmont.

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If the forecast holds, it will deliver the first appreciable snow of the season after trace amounts fell in November, weather service records show.

Thursday night, the low will be about 20, with a southwest wind of 3 to 5 miles per hour, according to the weather service.

But things will begin to get more interesting - and challenging for forecasters - on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

"Dry conditions and a warming trend will begin Friday and continue through the weekend", the weather service says.

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Saturday, the high will be near 41 with sunny skies, the weather service said.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 45.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with scattered flurries before 10 p.m., then snow showers likely, mainly between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Monday, the high will be near 50 with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said.

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