A cold front is going to cross through the region later today. Ahead of the front, winds are from the south meaning very moist, warmer air is flowing into our area. This warmer, wetter air is going to enhance instability ahead of the cold front. The NWS still has a flood watch issued for the region as we will see very heavy rain throughout the day and night. They are saying we will see 1-3″ today with locally higher amounts. Based on the models this morning, I think just about everywhere is going to see at least 2″ with up to 4″ definitely possible in areas. Winds ahead of the front will also be very strong, especially on the mountaintops with gusts of up to 40mph.
As the cold front passes through, rain will change to snow tomorrow for the higher elevations. As of right now, accumulations will be minimal for the most part, with a few inches possible at places such as Beech and Sugar and a dusting for most other places above 3000 feet. I say as of right now because the models are trending towards a more prolonged period of snow, so that could change. We’ll keep you updated.