Wednesday Morning/Early Afternoon Future Radar and Temps (3/21/18)

So far this morning, there has been minor impact with this storm system as light precipitation continues to move east. It’s been mainly in the form of rain south of Interstate 40 with some reports of flurries and light rain showers mixed in sections of Alexander, Caldwell and McDowell Counties. For a good number of areas in-between it has been dry.

Winter Weather Advisories remain in effect for Alexander and Greater Caldwell until Noon and for NW Sections of Burke, Caldwell and McDowell Counties until 8 am Thursday…including the communities of Globe, Jonas Ridge and Little Switzerland.

 

Here is a look at the future cast through the early afternoon as we think the guidance has a solid handle on what’s going on across the region…


 

 

8 am: Rain Showers continue to slide east away from the US 74 Coridoor while a couple northwest flow streams may clip NW Sections of the coverage area…temperatures will range in the mid 30’s area-wide

 

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11 am: Mostly Cloudy conditions will remain with temperatures in the upper 30’s right along the immediate Blue Ridge to low 40’s in lower elevations…a few sprinkles possible.

 

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2 pm: Mix of sun and clouds with temps well into the 40’s. Northwest flow is cranking up in the mountains with those impacting our NW sections in the advisory area…

 

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Snow showers will continue for the North Carolina Mountains through the rest of the day accumulating to several inches by Thursday morning...if you are traveling towards the High Country today please use caution on the roadways...

 

 

Daniel Crawley

Foothills Weather Network