ACCUMULATING SNOW LIKELY ACROSS THE NC MOUNTAINS
A robust upper-level low will pass through the state tomorrow in Sunday morning, a northwest snow event likely across the mountains. Temperatures will be hovering just near to slightly below freezing; this will lead to accumulating snow from Saturday night to Sunday morning. Wind blowing snow expected due to high wind gusts.
Accumulation: 1-2 to 2-4 inches expected for anyone below 3,500ft to about 2,500ft some flakes will even fly for the valleys (Asheville) The big winners for snow are above 3,500ft into the Smokies and along the North Carolina Tennesse border 2-4inches to 4-7" like along the highest peaks, for example, the Smokies mountains, Mount Mitchell the western facing ski resorts and Blue Ridge Parkways. A few ridgetop locations will exceed 7 inches, especially in the Smokies. Snowfall amounts are highly dependent on elevation, the higher you are the better. The lower you are in the valleys little to no amounts.
Timing: Snow will begin late Saturday afternoon and evening across the mountains and continue on and off through early Sunday. Gusty winds could make for some whiteout conditions, especially along the highest elevations of the mountains. Roads could become slick with snow Saturday night into Sunday.
Stay tuned to NCWA for more updates on Saturday!