12/07/17 11:00 pm: Winter Forecast Update (Sponsored by Me, You and Some Glue)

Good Thursday evening, as we approach 11 pm here is one final update in regards to the upcoming winter weather event that is expected to impact the region on Friday and Friday night…before we get into details a big thanks to Me, You and Some Glue for sponsoring our winter weather coverage...

 

Areas of low pressure are consolidating tonight along the Gulf Coast Region. As you can see on the winter weather radar a stream of moisture is along the Southern tier of the nation from South Texas across the Gulf Coast and into the Southeast. Snow has broke out tonight across parts of The Lonestar State including San Antonio, College Station and Lufkin.


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All of this will begin to pull toward the east overnight and begin to impact more of the Southeast including the Western Carolinas once we get into Friday morning…as you can see on the weather map low pressure will be moving up the coastline meanwhile back across the Northern tier of the country and surge of cold arctic air will move in just in time for the weekend. Some of that cold air will also work in tandem with the moisture to produce wintry weather.


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Right now we continue to have some questions in what exactly will evolve tomorrow. We still  believe precipitation will begin in the morning hours, in the form of rain for some. Then as the precip gets heavier, it will pull down enough cold air with it to begin mixing with snow. Then by later on we should begin to see a transition to snow lasting through Friday night. Still, many questions at this late hour…


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As of this latest update we are keeping the snowfall map the same with storm totals of 2-6 inches right along the immediate Blue Ridge, 1-4 inches as you get into the Catawba Valley and then lower amounts as you get closer to the US 74 Coridoor…


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With not much change overall, we will also keep the Winter Weather Index at the same level for the overnight hours…


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Stay with the Foothills Weather Network for additional updates on this evolving winter weather event, Chief Meteorologist Chris White will provide the next briefing at  7 am…