If you thought this past cold front was cold than lookout, the coldest air of the season will arrive Tuesday. Decades-old records will be challenged with windchills dropping in the teens and single digits. Another round of weather whiplash temperatures will crash 30-40° starting Tuesday. A vigorous cold front will move through late Monday night and Tuesday, ushering in the very cold air. Highs will struggle to get out of the 30s on Wednesday for many. Near-record cold expected Tuesday night and Wednesday.
MONDAY: Mostly sunny becoming mostly sunny and mild with highs in the 60s and 70s, if you like warm air than enjoy Monday!
COLD FRONT: The coldest air since February will arrive Tuesday afternoon through-Thursday. Tuesday will be one of those days where we start the day in the 50s/60s and finish the day in the 30s and 40s. Record cold is expected Tuesday night with dangerous wind chills. Snow is expected in the mountains (further down information on that) The cold front will bring a shock to the system from the 60s to the 20s and teens. Cold rain is expected on Tuesday.
Tuesday Night lows, bring in your pets and cover your farm animals. Make sure you prepare your home for subfreezing temperatures. Record cold is expected Tuesday night into Wednesday.
DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS: Windchills overnight Tuesday into Wednesday will be in the teens to below zero for many.
Wednesday highs will struggle to get out of the 30s and 40s for most, here's a look a the forecasted high temperatures.
Wednesday night we will see near record lows in the 20s and teens.
SNOW: The first real snowfall looks possible for the mountains and valleys of western NC Tuesday afternoon and overnight hours. This will be a northwest flow snow event, so the peaks in the High Country on the NC/TN border will see the most snow. This northwest flow event where the high elevations 3,000ft and above see snow. The valleys may see some flakes fly as well. Here's a look at where I believe you snow will fall. Amounts should be light, but some areas could pick up 1-3" of snow Tuesday night.
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