Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:38AM
Not Feeling Like Spring
Spring is officially here, but it’s not feeling like it yet. Today will be cloudy with a few light showers. By tonight, it will even be cold enough for a few snow flurries, especially across the higher elevations. Sunshine returns on Friday, but it will be unseasonably chilly. In fact, temperatures will continue to run significantly below-normal until we get some appreciable moderation by the second half of the weekend.
Hi: 53 Lo: 34
Cloudy; Intermittent light showers; Perhaps a flurry overnight; NW wind 5-10 mph increasing to 10-20 mph, gusting to 40 tonight
Hi: 56 Lo: 34
Some early clouds, then mostly sunny; Brisk with NW wind 10-20 mph gusting to 35
Hi: 57 Lo: 31
Sunny but still cool; NW wind 5-15 mph becoming calm Saturday night
Hi: 62 Lo: 42
Partly sunny; Becoming mostly cloudy; A bit milder
Hi: 61 Lo: 44
Cloudy with rain likely
Tuesday - Perhaps some leftover early rain; Clearing & cooler; High in the lower 50s; Low in the lower 30s
Wednesday - Mostly sunny but cool; High in the lower 50s; Low in the lower 30s
On the weather map, low-pressure is developing over northeastern North Carolina this morning and will lift northward along the Eastern Seaboard while deepening significantly. This will bring a big shot of rain and inland snow to the East Coast today into Friday. Locally for us, skies will be cloudy today with a couple light showers, although we’re not expecting much rainfall.
Behind the developing storm system, a strengthening northwesterly wind flow will bring colder air into the mountains tonight. It will even be cold enough for snow showers across the higher elevations. Don’t even be surprised if you see a few flurries across the French Broad Valley overnight. As a novelty item, a few inches of snow may accumulate in the high Smokies.
High pressure will regain control of our weather, and the air mass will finally moderate for the second half of next weekend and into early next week. Skies will remain generally clear from Friday through Saturday, before clouds return on Sunday.
The next frontal system will bring our next shot at rainfall on Monday into early Tuesday. Temperatures will again trend toward the chilly side after this next system moves through the Southeast.
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