We’re welcoming Meteorologist, Marcus Lynch to our team this season. We get a lot of input from meteorologists throughout the region and we always appreciate that. This season Marcus will be updating our weather forecasts from his location in Johnson City, Tennessee. He should begin posting his content on Monday, December 4th, and we hope you’ll welcome his forecasts as well. Now if we can only make certain that his forecasts are skier friendly ļ

Here’s the weather summary for areas North into Snowshoe Mountain, Timberline, Wisp, Canaan Valley:

Look for a mostly dry air mass for the week ahead but we can’t rule out some flashes of snow across the region on Monday and Tuesday. We might see a ½ inch or so of snow. The main news is the COLD air that is coming! Monday will be frigid across the region with highs near 20° on Monday, with slightly colder temps at Snowshoe…and only a degree or two warmer at Winterplace, Timberline and Wisp. Monday night lows may hit the single digits but will at least drop to near 10°! Tuesday should “mild up” a bit a get to a high near freezing and Tuesday night lows will be around the mid 20s. Wednesday will be more of the same with lows near 15°. Thursday – still colder!

Here is the forecast for the North Carolina Mountains for the week ahead…as of Sunday morning:

Look for mostly sunny to partly cloudy (a rather dry air mass) all week long. Highs on Monday will be near 30° around the upper elevations and slightly warmer near Maggie Valley, Mars Hill and areas near Boone and Blowing Rock. Monday night’s lows will be near 18°. Tuesday should be slightly warmer with highs in the upper 30s to 40° and Tuesday night lows will be near 23° and slightly colder in the valleys. Wednesday will tweak up a bit more to around 44° and lows will be near 25°. Thursday turns COLDER again with highs in the mid 30s and lows around 20°! Look for more of the same Friday with highs around 30° and lows in the teens! Next week will be near normal with mostly clear skies and highs in the 40° range and lows in the low 20s. That’s PERFECT for snowmaking crews across the state of North Carolina!

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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.