A Taste of Winter NC 11-11-13

Today will be very pleasant, but on the cool side.  Enough said.

An arctic cold front pushes through the region early tomorrow.  This will be the coldest air we've seen this season.  Temperatures will begin a nose dive after lunch and a blustery northerly wind will make things even chillier.  In addition, light snow showers are possible throughout the day but the system will be too moisture starved and moving too quickly for any real accumulations.  Higher elevations are looking at an inch at best, and that's pushing it.

Wednesday will see temperatures for most locations barely get above freezing, even with plenty of sunshine.  Brrrr.

Thursday and Friday will see temperatures begin to rebound.  Highs will still be well below normal, but it'll feel like a heat wave compared to Wednesday.

The Arctic high pressure responsible for the cold blast will move offshore over the weekend.  In response, wind flow turns to a southeasterly direction for us.  Temps will rebound to near normal levels this weekend and an influx of moisture will bring about the chance of light showers beginning Saturday night, with more rain possible on Sunday.  Ugh.

It's going to be an interesting week to see if the ski slopes can open up.  This Arctic blast won't be as long lived as some of us had hoped late last week and snow looks to be minimal, but it's still fun to talk about this early in the season.  Hopefully Cat and Sugar can open up, even if only for a few days.  Sunday and the first few days of next week don't look particularly great…

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