VERY COLD WEEK AHEAD, SNOW?
Today's cold front opens the door for the coldest weather of the season so far to start moving in. Starting tomorrow temperatures will be downright cold highs will be the 40s and low 30s in the mountains.
In fact even more interesting will be the low temperatures Tuesday night and Wednesday night.
Here's a look at the predicted wind chills Wednesday morning at 7am brrr...
Here's a look at Western NC predicted Wind Chill on Wednesday morning
Below is the NAM forecast for Wind Chills on Wednesday morning right in line with ours..
BRRRR is the real answer
To make matters even worse this will allow for Wednesday to be the coldest day thus far, many places will stay in the 30s for highs. That's the HIGH!
Above is a look at the NAM's predictions for highs on Wednesday, I do expect it to be cold but thinking temps will recover into the low 40s for central and eastern NC. Extremely cold either way with the winds.
Snow will also be possible for areas in the northern Mountains (3,500ft+) 1-2" will be possible Tuesday night. Greater amounts of snow possible above 4,500ft 3-5" with locally higher amounts. Counties with the best chance to see snow tonight and again on Tuesday night are: from (North to South) Ashe, Watauga, Avery, Caldwell mountains, Mitchell, Yancey, Madison, Haywood, Buncombe Mountains. More information to follow in another post. Below is a look at NAM forecast for snow.
Bottom Line: Starting Tuesday lasting through Thursday will be downright cold, winds chills below zero for the mountains. Two nights below freezing statewide including the coast! Time to get your heavy winter jackets out if you have not already done so!
Models are hinting at a warm-up Saturday and Sunday of this week, more updates to follow. For now stay warm!