Cool Temperatures, Snow Ahead

An approaching cold front today will produce some underdeveloped snow for the ski areas in the region. Temperatures ahead of the front will be cool, rising to the low 40’s at some of the resorts. The frontal system is fairly weak, and high pressure will quickly build over the region by tomorrow. However, the chance of snow showers does exist tonight with the passage of the front. Accumulations of around an inch are possible for the ski resorts, with the West Virginia resorts possibly seeing a little more. Our next system of interest will arrive later in the day on Thursday.

Snowshoe/Timberline/Canaan

Today: A slight chance of flurries in the morning, then underdeveloped snow by late afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid to upper 30’s. West winds of around 5 mph.

Tonight: Rain turning to snow by evening. Lows around 27. West wind between 6 and 8 mph. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Wednesday: Snow showers tapering off by the afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 20’s. Breezy, with a west wind between 10 and 15 mph. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Beech/Sugar

Today: Rain showers starting by late afternoon. Cloudy, with highs around 40. West wind between 5 and 8 mph. Rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Rain turning to snow by evening. Patchy fog, with lows around 29. West winds increasing to between 10 and 15 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday: A chance of morning snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a highs around 30. West wind between 11 and 18 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Boone/App Ski Mtn

Today: Scattered showers, mainly after 2pm. Areas of dense fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 44. Calm wind. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Rain showers likely before 2am, then scattered rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Calm wind becoming west between 7 and 10 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Wednesday: A chance of snow showers, mainly before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 40. West wind between 11 and 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Cataloochee/Wolf Ridge

Today: Showers, mainly after noon. Patchy dense fog after 1pm. Highs in the low 40’s. Light southwest wind. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight: Rain showers before 11pm, then rain and snow showers likely between 11pm and 1am, then snow showers likely after 1. Low around 31. West wind around 6 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday: A chance of early morning snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 40. North wind around 8 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Ober Gatlinburg

Today: Rain, mainly after 11am. High near 45. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.

Tonight: Rain showers before 4am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Low around 33. West wind around 5 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Wednesday: A slight chance of snow, mainly before 7am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 41. West wind around 5 mph.

Virginia Ski Areas

Today: A slight chance of rain after 3pm. Areas of fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a highs in the low to mid 40’s. North wind between 4 and 7 mph becoming calm.

Tonight: Showers, mainly after midnight. Low around 35. Light southwest wind. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday: A chance of showers before 11am. Partly sunny, with a highs in the low 40’s. West wind between 5 and 13 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wisp

Today: A chance of rain, snow, and sleet before 3pm, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Southwest wind between 3 and 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight: Rain before 8pm, then snow showers. Low around 28. West wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday: Snow showers likely, mainly before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 30. West wind between 8 and 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.