SNOW RETURNS WHITE CHRISTMAS FOR SOME
In case you missed the snow, well some of you will be in luck if you are reading from the mountains!
WHAT: The mountains will see rain change to snow from north to south on Friday, with higher elevations of the Smokies changing to snow toward midday. The northern mountains by mid-to- late afternoon. Snow will change over the mountain valley by Friday evening. This will be an elevation driven snowfall event, outside the mountains will see nothing. Accumulations will be at or above 3,000ft, most of the mountain counties will see snow. The high smokies will be winners with upwards of 8"+ in the high elevations, North and west of Cherokee elsewhere will see 2-5" of snowfall with higher amounts on peaks.
Here is what I am thinking for amounts as you can see the Smokies with the most snowfall, Boone and the high country will see around 2"
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for areas in Purple, Watauga and Ashe County are not under a Winter Weather Advisory but will see snow just not to criteria.
Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. Gusty winds may knock a few power lines and trees down, resulting in isolated power outages.
The snow that falls will linger around to Christmas!