A Frigid Week Ahead NC 1-22-13

A strong cold front moved through last night.  Behind it, Canadian high pressure has moved in and we are seeing some of the coldest temperatures of the season.  Even with sunny skies, temperatures will struggle to reach the low 20’s off the mountaintops.  A wind chill advisory is in effect for several counties along the TN/NC border today as wind chill values won’t get out of the single digits in those locations.  It’s going to be frigid across the entire region today!

Tomorrow will see temperatures warm 5-10 degrees, but it still looks like everyone will stay sub-freezing.  The overnight hours will see a slight chance of snow as a quick moving disturbance will create northwesterly flow.  Don’t get too excited though as flurries are all that’s expected.

Thursday will see increasing clouds ahead of our next system.  Chilly temperatures will persist as well.  The warm front associated with the low pressure system moves through on Friday.  I say warm front but in reality temperatures will continue to be cold.  A mixed bag of wintry precip is possible beginning late Thursday night and will continue into the first half of Friday.  It’s going to be pretty sloppy outside and don’t be surprised if schools are cancelled.

A changeover to all snow is expected in the early afternoon and the cold front on the backside of the system will move through overnight.  Snow showers continue for the northern portion of the High Country on Saturday and it is going to be rather cold once again.

Sunday sees improving conditions and sunshine returns.  A moderation in temperatures will also begin.

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