Many spots picked up some natural snow as much colder air invaded the eastern U.S. Thursday. The big winners in terms of snow accumulations are up in the Virginias. It was also very windy Thursday with winds gusting over 50mph at times.
Looking ahead, the weekend will be rather chilly with lots of mountain highs in the 40s at best and sub-freezing morning lows. A clipper system will swing through late Saturday and Saturday night, and that could kick off a little bit of snow in mountains of the Virginias. Any accumulations look rather light at this point.
Many ski resorts are just on the cusp of opening, and the good news is there will be lots of snowmaking temperatures through the weekend. However, the weather pattern will drastically change next week.
Much milder weather will invade the eastern U.S. from Tuesday into Wednesday. In fact, many mountain spots could see some 60s for highs again by mid-week. The weather will remain dry Monday, Tuesday, and probably Wednesday.
A strong cold front will approach around Thanksgiving and bring some rain chances. Behind the front, it should get much chillier again for the weekend after Thanksgiving. I can envision a scenario that could bring some snow later that weekend as well, but I don’t have a lot of confidence in that as of yet. Stay tuned on that one…
The big stories here are chilly through this weekend, much milder by mid-week and then turning chillier again the weekend after Thanksgiving.
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