Clipper System This Weekend…

A "clipper system" will swing through the eastern U.S. this weekend. For the North Carolina mountains, this clipper will really only amount to an increase in clouds as the weekend unfolds.

But, there will be a little bit of precipitation in the northern Virginias and Maryland. Some of this precipitation will fall in the form of snow, but many places will see some rain involved through the afternoon hours Saturday while temperatures are warmer. However, there will probably be a little bit of LIGHT snow accumulation in some spots, but I can’t stress the word LIGHT enough.

This is really not a significant system at all.

After the weekend, milder weather is still on tap for Tuesday and Wednesday with lots of 50s for highs and dry weather.

The weather picture for the end of the week continues to slowly come into better focus. A cold front should approach the region Thanksgiving Day and bring a round of rain to the region Thursday into Thursday night. Behind the front, chillier conditions will return by Friday. After that, the forecast picture gets pretty murky for the weekend following Thanksgiving. Temperatures will be cool, but I still don’t have much confidence in what our precipitation chances will be.

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and 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.