Good Monday everyone! I hope that you've had a great day so far! It was a cold start to the day. Many locations dropped into the 20's. For the rest of the day we should see mainly sunny skies through early afternoon, before we start to see some high level clouds move into the area ahead of our next weather maker. Temperatures today will be well below normal as we top out in the low to mid 50's. Humidity values will be low for a period this afternoon, so a slightly elevated fire risk needs to be noted. Lows tonight will fall to our just below freezing.
Tuesday is the day to watch. A low pressure system will form along the Atlantic coast.. The track of the low pressure is key. If it tracks closer to land like the EURO, and NAM are suggesting enough precipitation could be forced into Western North Carolina to see a little snow fall Tuesday morning.
The GFS model has the track of the low pressure off the coast giving us limited precipitation.
Right now, I think we are in the middle of the two solutions. I'll allow for a 3-6 hour window for some snow showers in the foothills between 6 am - 12 pm. At this time little to no accumulation is expected. If we get in a heavier band of snow we could see it stick to some grassy surfaces. The best locations to see it would be McDowell, Burke, Catawba, Lincoln and Cleveland Counties.
By Wednesday, we see a warming trend for the area. Wednesday and Thursday we could see temperatures reach 70 F. Thursday a cold front passes through the area. We will see some showers Thursday Evening into Friday afternoon. By Saturday and Sunday we will see the sun return and temperatures in the mid to upper 70's.
Have a great day!