Again, the timing appears to be between 2-6 p.m. for the greatest threat, so just be sure you have a way to get weather alerts during that time. Check our breaking news section for the latest. Southeast wind around 5 miles per hour. Rain showers are likely Friday as well. Low around 31. Blustery, with a northwest wind 21 to 23 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 39 miles per hour. Winds could gust as high as 20 miles per hour.
High winds will begin early Friday morning, and will be at their strongest from about midday through Friday night, with winds persisting into Saturday.
Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Winds Friday could gust as high as 55 miles per hour, according to a weather service briefing issued Thursday.
Skies are mostly sunny on Sunday and temperatures are in the upper 40s. Lows 12 to 27.
Of course those that are weather fanatics in the High Country will turn their attention to Grandfather Mountain this weekend to see if another wind speed record is broken. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. High: 64. Wind: N 10-15 miles per hour.
I will have more details on that with your 10 Day Futuretrack at the end of the show. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Cloudy, with a low around 18.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 27. Low: 55. High: 70. Southeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. The chance of precipitation is 90 percent.
Coastal Virginia will see gusts between 45 and 55 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Friday: Scattered showers. Cloudy, with a high near 76. Highs 21 to 36. On Friday, temps will fall to around 34 degrees, which could prompt some of that snow, as well.
SUNDAY: Cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and perhaps a thunderstorm.
WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. Low: 41. South wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. East northeast wind around 13 miles per hour. Low pressure will move off the shore of New Jersey and reform.
SundayMostly sunny, with a high near 73.
For more on wind safety, visit www.weather.gov/wind.