A Blustery Weekend Ahead NC 2-14-13

Dry high pressure has begun to move into the region.  Bluebird skies will persist through the day and temperatures will be normal for this time of year.  It’s going to be a really nice day on the slopes!  The cams all look really good this morning and I’m jealous of anyone who gets some skiing or riding in.

A strong cold front is slated to move through tomorrow afternoon.  Cloud cover will increase throughout the morning on Friday as the front approaches.  Expect rain showers to begin after lunch with a changeover to snow in the late afternoon/early evening once cold air begins to filter in behind the front.  Snow showers will continue overnight but accumulations are going to be minimal.  A few inches are possible for the higher elevations in northwest NC.

Saturday will see very blustery conditions.  It’s going to be cold!  An upper level disturbance will move across the region late Saturday.  It will be accompanied by another shot of cold air.  Snow showers pick up again in the afternoon and continue into the overnight hours.   Snow totals from this second event will be similar to Friday’s, with a few inches possible for the higher elevations near the NC/TN border.

Sunday will see cloud cover begin to dissipate in the morning.  We’ll see a return of sunshine in the afternoon but it’s going to remain very chilly.  Make sure to bundle up if you’re on the slopes!

Monday will see a warmup in temperatures before our next system arrives Tuesday.

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