Mild Couple of Days – Then Maybe Some Snow

Back to the mild side today and this little mild bit of air will not last like others have over the last several weeks.  We are now done with January and there is not much question that NATIONALLY January will go down as the warmest on record.

Tomorrow is Groundhog Day and I’m betting that the furry little creature will see his shadow, despite the fact that they are expecting rain tomorrow morning in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.  We’ll see.

We’ll be about 5° warmer than normal for highs today and about 12° warmer than normal for overnight lows tonight.  Last year on this date we saw a high of 36° and a low of 27° which is much more like normal.  Yesterday as we all know, it was cold as heck…which will make today feel even warmer.

The records for this date in weather history are:

72° for a high set back in 1989
minus 4° for the low set in 1971
4” of snow fell back in 1979

Here’s what to expect for today and the days ahead in the North Carolina Mountains:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50°. Calm wind becoming west between 4 and 7 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind between 5 and 7 mph.

Thursday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51°. West wind at 10 mph becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night: Showers likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low near 38°. South wind between 5 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48°. Northwest wind between 5 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high around 41. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Saturday Night: A chance of snow or rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday: A chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a high around 32°. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low near 20°.

Monday: Partly cloudy, with a high around 43.

Monday Night: A chance of snow or rain showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday: A slight chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Until Next Time!

Check out www.HighCountryWeather.com for more information and also be sure to check out www.SkiSoutheast.com for more weather information about ski resorts to the north!

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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.