Another Shot of Colder Air This Week NC 11-18-13

The High Country is seeing clearing skies behind the front that moved through overnight.  That trend will continue throughout the day but sunny skies will be accompanied by some very gusty winds of up to 40-45 mph.

Colder air behind the front begins to filter in tonight and is a prelude to a couple days of unseasonably chilly temps.  Tuesday and Wednesday will both feature sunshine, but temperatures will be running about 10 degrees below normal.  Hopefully we can see the ski areas get snowmaking fired back up.

High pressure at the surface will once again become situated in the Northeast for the latter half of the work week.  Winds turn to a southeasterly, upslope direction and moisture content in the region will increase.  Thursday will see an increase in clouds with the slight chance of a light shower at night.  Friday will see continued clouds with showers developing in the evening ahead of our next cold front.

 That front moves through early Saturday.  Showers continue throughout the day before they should begin to taper off in the evening.  Depending on how quickly drier air moves in behind the front, we could see some light snow showers Saturday night.  The models differ on the timing of this happening as of right now.

Regardless of snow showers, Sunday looks COLD.  Overall, it looks like the days leading up to Thanksgiving could see a lot of snowmaking at the ski areas.  This isn't set in stone though as the models have been doing a pretty bad job lately for a forecast that far out.

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