Cold front break, before a risk of snow

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The cold front through Asheville will take a brief break on Thanksgiving Day.

Temperatures will hit 62 degrees on Nov. 25 before dropping to a high of 43 on Nov. 26, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Rodney Hinson.

There is also a slight chance of snow Thursday evening, early Friday morning at elevations above 3,500 feet in western North Carolina.

“(The cold front) will probably turn to snow before it’s over, but we don’t expect any significant build-up or anything,” he said.

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This will be the second layer of snow to fall at high altitude. On November 2, Mount Mitchell, the state’s highest point east of the Mississippi with an elevation of 6,684 feet, and Grandfather Mountain in Avery County, saw the first snow of the season with about 1 / 2 inch.

At lower elevations, such as Asheville, snow is unlikely, but rain is expected on the evening of November 25 and the morning of November 26.

The rest of the weekend is expected to be sunny and mild with daytime temperatures November 26-28 in the low 40s and 50s.

“We’re going to warm up over the weekend and then it’s going to calm down again behind that,” Hinson said.

Shelby Harris is a reporter who covers breaking news, education and other topics. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @_shelbyharris.

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