I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend. I know I ate way too much and am still feeling the effects this morning. I’m definitely going to be headed to the gym tonight to work off all of that food.
It’s not a particularly nice morning across the region. Showers have commenced at most locations here in the High Country. The culprit is a complex system which will move through the region over the next 48 hours. Warm, moist southeasterly winds will create heavy rainfall across the area today. Rainfall totals by tomorrow will be in the 2-3″ range for most locations.
Things get interesting tomorrow as colder air arrives. Snow showers are possible at higher elevations tonight, but the main period for snowfall doesn’t begin until tomorrow afternoon. Snow showers will pick up during the afternoon and as of right now it looks just most everybody will see at least a dusting here across the High Country. The general consensus with the models right now is that the higher elevations and ski resorts (Beech, Sugar, Cat) will see in the neighborhood of 3″ while lower elevations will see anywhere from a dusting to a couple inches of snow. I am pumped to type that!
Things should quiet down by Wednesday afternoon as high pressure builds in behind the front. Temperatures will moderate but it looks like the resorts will be able to make snow overnight Thursday and MAYBE even Friday. Right now I’m kind of worried about inversions overnight inversions. Hopefully we’ll see a few openings on Saturday. Make sure to check Ski Southeast for all info pertaining to the ski areas.