Scattered light rain will continue through Wednesday afternoon as the winds have started to pick up.
A cold front will pass through the area mid-afternoon, bringing much colder air back into the Upstate.
With the windy conditions, there is a high wind warning in Yancey and Mitchell counties in western North Carolina from noon until 6 a.m. Thursday, with wind there expected from the northwest at 25-35 mph, gusting to 60 mph.
This could result in downed trees and power lines, as well as difficult driving for "high profile" vehicles like tractor trailers. The rest of the mountains, the Upstate, and northeast Georgia are under a wind advisory from noon today until midnight, with wind from 20-30 mph gusting to 55. See local wind speeds here.
Late afternoon, once the cold front passes, the sun will peek out across parts of the Upstate, though lingering moisture in the mountains will change to snow showers along the Tennessee border.
One to 3 inches of snow is expected there, so a winter weather advisory is in place from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Clear skies and a northwest wind brings temperatures overnight into the 20s and low 30s, with blustery conditions, so wind chills for the Thursday morning commute will feel bitter in the teens and 20s.
Sunny skies move back in Thursday, but highs remain cold in the 40s and 50s. A slow warm-up comes as we get closer to the weekend. The next chance for rain comes Sunday.
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