A Snowy Second Half of the Week NC 2-27-13

March is coming in with a bang!  Snow and cold looks to be in our forseeable future as Old Man Winter isn’t ready to go away just yet.

Today is the calm before the storm.  Seasonable temperatures and intermittent sunshine will make for a decent day, especially compared to yesterday’s slop.

Low pressure to our north and high pressure out west is going to create a pretty good northwest flow snow event over the next several days.  A second piece of energy passes overhead this weekend and a very strong upper trough will engulf the eastern portion of the country and bring a reinforcing shot of some very cold air.  What does all of this mean?  Snow showers begin tonight and will last through the weekend.  The snow won’t be continuous, but accumulations will gradually add up through Sunday.  By then, we could see a foot of snow for the favored locations along the NC/TN line.  Totals will diminish fairly quickly the further east you go and folks on the lee side of the mountains will probably only see a few inches.

This event should bode well for the ski areas and make for a powder weekend!  It will be cold and windy though so make sure to bundle up.

Monday will see things calm down briefly before another system moves in Tuesday and brings the chance for snow back into the forecast.  In general, the next few weeks look very active.

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