Good Tuesday everyone!
Most of us have had a cloudy start to the day. Low clouds should give way by the noon hour to at least partly cloudy skies. A few snow flurries have been reported in the Northern sections of Burke, Caldwell and McDowell Counties. A few showers also drifted through the area earlier this morning. Today's highs will be in the mid to upper 40's.
Wednesday we will see high pressure take over briefly. Sunny skies will allow the temperatures to to rise into the low to mid 50's which is slightly warmer than average. Our next weather maker will move into the area Thursday afternoon. So expect to see increasing clouds with the chance for rain rising through the afternoon hours.
The front should move through fairly quickly Thursday night. That will give us a dry and sunny Friday with temperatures in the mid to upper 50's.
All eyes will then turn to a big storm system that will move through the area this weekend. For right now the forecast area will be on the "warm" side of the storm, so all locations should experience liquid rainfall. Rain will last through the night Saturday. We should see morning showers give way to partly cloudy skies Sunday afternoon. This will allow better view conditions for the total Lunar Eclipse Sunday Night. It will also be fairly cold Sunday night as our lows are forecasted to fall into the mid to upper 10's. We will also have to watch the wind chills as they could fall into the single digits. For Monday we will be sunny but COLD! Temperatures are not expected to get above freezing.
Have a wonderful day!