FORECAST: High-wind warning issued for mountain counties

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  • The National Weather Service issued a high-wind warning for Avery, Ashe, and Watauga counties until 9 a.m. Tuesday. West winds between 25 mph and 35 mph could have gusts up to 60 mph.

  • Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Expect power outages and avoid travel.

  • Some showers are expected in the area Monday night.

  • It will also be breezy with wind gusts as high as 33 mph.

  • Tuesday will be sunny with a high near 80.

  • Showers are likely again starting on Wednesday with warm temperatures.

  • Rain showers continue through Thursday.

  • There is a threat of severe weather on Friday.

  • Clear skies are expected to make a comeback on Saturday.

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