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As snow moves out, arctic air moves in

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

As the snow moves out of the state, a blast of arctic air moves in for the remainder of the week.

WBTV Meteorologist Al Conklin says we'll be lucky if we see 40 degrees before Saturday.

Only the southeastern corner of the state escaped the snowfall Tuesday night.

Beech Mountain saw 8 inches of fresh powder Tuesday while Boone and Jefferson had two inches dumped on them, according to the National Weather Service.

By 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, the snow had tapered off to flurries in the mountains. A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect for Watauga, Avery, Ashe and portitons of Burke and Caldwell counties.

Wind chills are forecast betwenn -5 to -20 degrees below zero.

We won't get out of the 30s over the next three days with lows in the teens right up through the start of the weekend, Conklin says.

As for precipitation, the risk for rain will be very low over the next week. 

A couple of weak systems will be enough to generate additional snow in the mountains on Saturday and again Monday, but accumulations look to be on the light side.

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