Great Day Today – Wet The Next Couple Across The Southeast’s Ski Areas

The big question on everyone’s mind today seems to be the weather, so we’ll get right to it.

Most of the Southeast’s higher elevations from North Carolina up to West Virginia and Maryland are forecasted to have amazingly similar weather and weather patterns for the next few days.  Expect a wonderful – MILD day of skiing today under Partly Cloudy skies.  Today is a travel day for many of the Holiday skiers so expect slope traffic to drop off considerably after lunch.  Highs today will reach close to 50° across the entire southeast. Late tonight the rains move in with no snowmaking chances as temps will only drop into the 40s.

Monday is another travel day for many since most schools are still out across the region.  Monday will be a good day to be INSIDE your house or car.  Only the absolute diehards will be seen skiing or riding on Monday as moderate to HEAVY rain is forecasted and temps in the 50s.  West Virginia is looking at 100% chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms.  Those south will get a little more moderate version…but it will be quite wet!

Tuesday? More rain.  Slightly less chances…but at 60-70% expect it to be another wet day. Highs in the 40s and lows near 30° as we get closer to what most weather experts are saying will be the end of this wet, milder pattern and back to a more normal winter pattern for us on Thursday.

Wednesday looks like another great ski day under partly cloudy skies and COLD and SNOW returns to the forecast on Thursday!

This weather patter could not have worked out better for all of the Southeast’s Ski Resorts because traffic and slope conditions have held up quite well despite some spurts of damp weather and milder – no-snowmaking temperatures.

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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.