Published: 2.1.15 8:12am
Good Morning Folks and Welcome to the month of February! We kick off the month with mostly cloudy skies overhead and temps rising to the low 40’s – low 50’s depending upon elevation (slight increase from previous forecast). Isolated showers are possible before the mid afternoon hours, however most of the region should remain dry with clouds thickening throughout the day. As we move into the late afternoon hours we will find precip coverage increase from west to east, falling as rain across all parts of the region as temps remain slightly above normal this afternoon. This is mainly due to a strong SW flow throughout the day and this will shift to the NW overnight, allowing colder air to infiltrate the region and subsequently kick over rain to snow across the higher elevations. It seems the bulk of the moisture will be off to the east by the time the cold air arrives (sometime around midnight), however with strong enough NW flow there should be enough moisture present to squeeze out scattered snow showers. The majority of the action will take place along the TN line, however a few locations across the region could experience spotty snow showers with no accumulations expected outside of the higher elevations. Temps overnight will plunge into the mid 20’s – mid 30’s, keeping most of the wintry precip confined to elevations above 4000’, however a rain/snow mix is possible as low in elevation as Cullowhee (more toward sunrise).
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