Published: 3.11.18 1:56pm
Good Afternoon Folks! We’ll keep this update short and sweet as things have not changed much from yesterday’s thinking, in that a high elevation snow event will move through the region tonight into tomorrow, with the bulk of the population experiencing a cold rain with back end snow showers. Temps will dip into the low – upper 30’s tonight, allowing our highest peaks above 5500’ to kick over to snow shortly after midnight. The snow/rain line will gradually lower throughout the morning hours on Monday and with the system cutting the NW corner of our state as it heads NE, places south and west of Soco and Balsam Gap will see less snow, while places like Waynesville and Black Mountain pick up more; a dusting to an inch or two in comparison. The real winners for our region will be the Smokies above 5000’, the Great Balsam ridgelines and Cataloochee Divide, while the highest amounts are likely to be in Avery and Watauga counties.
Temps will only make it to the mid 30’s – low 40’s depending upon elevation and dip into the upper teens – upper 20’s Monday night, as the system’s moisture begins to pull away from the region. The bulk of the precip will off to our north and east by the mid afternoon hours, however NW flow on the backend of the storm will keep light – moderate snow showers going for the TN line; expect NW winds around 10 – 30mph. This includes Cataloochee Ski Area,... click here for more