COLD Today, Moderating Trend Overal NC 10-25-13

Woowee what a cold start to the morning!  In addition, we're seeing our first widespread snowfall of the year across the area.  It maybe be a small amount, but it's snow nonetheless!  In general, it looks like everyone saw a dusting to half an inch or so.  There is a CoCoRaHS station in Ashe County that was reporting 2 inches this morning.

A cold Canadian airmass has moved into the region for today.  It is going to be BRISK to say the least.  High temps will be struggling to reach 40, even with an abundance of sunshine.  Another freeze is in order tonight.  Brrrr.  Is it really October?

After today, we'll see a moderating trend in terms of temperatures.  Tomorrow looks fantastic, but temps will still be 10 or so degrees below normal.  A weak front will push through early Sunday.  We might see some sprinkles and/or flurries in the morning, but the precip chances are pretty low with this front.  The main effects with this front are increased clouds on Sunday.  Temps will be bumped up several notches from Saturday.

Monday and Tuesday will be uneventful.  Temperatures will still be a little below normal thanks to a mix of sun and clouds.

There's some uncertainty in the forecast for the latter half of the work week next week due to model disagreement.  Right now, it looks like we'll see thick cloud cover on Wednesday with the chance of some showers.  The main front moves through either Thursday or Friday depending on which model you go with.  I'm inclined to go with the Euro, meaning a Friday passage.  That would mean scattered showers for trick or treaters on Thursday night ahead of the front, with the heavier precip on Friday.  Check back on Monday.

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