Cold Air Returns to the High Elevations of the Southeast

Wisp Resort:  I just spent a weekend at this great resort and as such I’m interested in seeing what they are in store for this week.  They are looking at Mostly Cloudy skies today with a cold drizzle. It will turn colder later with lows dipping down to the low to mid 20s.

Tuesday is looking Partly Cloudy with highs in the low to mid 40s and overnight lows near 20°.  Wednesday is looking like a decent shot at Snow Showers and highs near freezing.  Overnight look for 20° again.  Thursday and Friday appear to be Sunny with highs in the low 40s and overnight lows of 25° Thursday night and a little milder Friday night.

We’ll go to Ober Gatlinburg next and they are at 52° this morning and are seeing rain.  Highs today will stay around the current temp and drop to near freezing tonight.  80% chance of rain today.

Tuesday through Friday looks SUNNY at Ober with highs in the 40s and lows in the mid to upper 20s.  Ober Gatlinburg should make snow each tonight Tuesday through Thursday nights.

Cataloochee is next:

Expect rain showers today.  Tuesday through Saturday looks SUNNY.  Highs today and Tuesday will be in the 50s.  Cataloochee MAY see cold enough temps to make snow tonight.  Regardless, they will see cold temps Tuesday night through Thursday Nights in the low to mid 20s. 

We’re going to go to Snowshoe Mountain Next:

Expect rain there today as well.  High temps today will be where they are right now (40° or so) and drop into the mid 20s tonight.  That will allow the snowguns to crank up!  Tuesday look sunny with highs in the mid 30s and lows around the upper teens.  Wednesday is SNOW (at least a 30% chance of some) and highs in the upper 20s and lows in the upper teens.  Thursday through Saturday looks SUNNY with highs in the 30s and lows in the teens and 20s.

More from the  NC Mountains:

Monday…Rain this morning…Then a chance of rain showers this afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Overnight low near 30°

Tuesday…Mostly sunny and breezy. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph and gustier winds maybe into the 40mph range. Overnight low of around 23°

Wednesday…Sunny and windy. Cooler with highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Overnight low near 21°

Thursday…Clear and breezy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the mid 40s.

Friday…Mostly clear. Lows in the mid to upper 20s. Highs in the upper 40s.

Until Next Time!

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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.