The freezing rain event yesterday didn't end up being as bad as was initially forecasted. The eastern portions of Ashe, Watauga, and Avery counties ended up only seeing a minimal amount of ice. We dodged a bullet!
Today will be much warmer ahead of a cold front that will slowly push through during the day. Scattered showers will be prevalent during the day but the heavier rain arrives tonight as an area of low pressure will develop and move up along the frontal boundary, which will be just to our east.
The colder air arrives tomorrow and will try and meet up with the disturbance tracking along the front. Rain changes to snow in the morning for the higher elevations. The same will happen for the lower elevations by the early afternoon. Accumulations look minimal though and the snow should taper off by dinner time.
Wednesday through most of Friday looks very pleasant but chilly, especially Thursday. Snowmaking will be able to get fired back up at the ski resorts.
Clouds move in Friday night ahead of our next system, which the models are still showing discrepancies with. Right now, it looks like a cold rain begins Friday night and lasts all day Saturday. A little bit of snow would fall on Sunday on the backside of the system.