A Warmer Friday Gives Way to More COLD and SNOW!

This just in…another Ski Forecast from SkiSoutheast.com meteorologist Brad Panovich. Let me take a quick second to thank him, again, for sending us these tailor-made forecasts for the ski areas across the region…THANKS, Brad!

What’s in store for the weekend? The cold and snow return! We’ve had a doozy of a week! What started out as tons of snow coming out of the weekend quickly turned into ice and slushy mess. North Carolina actually got a significant amount of ice, from the mountains well down into the foothills. Schools in Watauga and the surrounding counties have been out all week!

Today brings much warmer temperatures, across the High Country temperatures may break into the 40’s and across the southeastern ski areas temps are going to creep into the 30’s. The warmer temperatures are short lived, however, as cold air moves back into the picture on Saturday and Sunday. The new winter weather system moving across the country will reach the east coast Sunday and into Monday. Rain will fall across Georgia, South Carolina, and parts of North Carolina. As for how much snow North Carolina and the Virginias will see, it’s hard to tell. The storm may leave most of the significant snowfall up around the Wisp, Snowshoe and Winterplace areas, though the North Carolina Mountains will see a little bit. This sytem could end up having affecting the Raleigh-Durham, Norfolk, and Chesapeake Bay areas as the band of snow may come along a bit later. Either way, the eastern seaboard is looking at another winter event. We will just have to sit tight to see exactly what kind of weather happens where.

North Carolina Ski Areas (Sugar)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

Saturday: A chance of snow, mainly between noon and 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Light west wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Saturday Night: A slight chance of snow before 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 31. Northwest wind between 8 and 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 16.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

Virginia Ski Areas (Massanutten)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Calm wind becoming south between 4 and 7 mph.

Saturday Night: A slight chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 20. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday: A slight chance of snow before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 31. North wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 16.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 31.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21

West Virginia/Maryland Ski Areas (Wisp)
Tonight: Flurries before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. West wind around 6 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. Southwest wind between 3 and 6 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Light south wind.

Sunday: A chance of snow showers, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night: A chance of snow showers, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday: A chance of snow showers between 1pm and 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15

THINK COLD! THINK SNOW!

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiSoutheast.com, SkiNC.com and ResortCams.com. Since September 1996 he has posted more than 13,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.