Happy St. Paddy’s Day Everyone! After a string of rainy, gloomy days we’ll see some gorgeous blue skies and perhaps some "green" today! High pressure takes control of the forecast for the next couple of days and temperatures will be mild. The next front will pass through the region late on Thursday bringing with it a chance for a shower or two. It will turn cooler for Friday and the weekend looks dry and cool, but not cold. Sunday will be another mild day and several ski areas will call it quits on what should be a nice weather day.
Here’s the summaries for each of the regions:
The North Carolina Mountains will see:
Tuesday and Wednesday: Hi 60 Low 40 – Sunny Skies
Thursday: Hi 56 Low 31 – increasing clouds with late showers
Friday and Saturday: Sunny and cooler with highs in the mid 40s and lows in the mid 20s. The ski resorts COULD make some snow if they choose to.
Sunday and Monday: Scattered clouds and milder with highs in the mid to upper 50s and lows in the low to mid 30s.
The Virginia Mountains: Simply add about 8 degrees to the temps for Wednesday and a degree or two milder for the rest of the days. Otherwise the forecast is much the same.
West Virginia and Western Maryland:
Today: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 50. North wind between 5 and 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Calm wind becoming west between 5 and 8 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny through mid morning, then becoming partly sunny, with a high near 57. Calm wind becoming southwest between 5 and 8 mph. Wednesday Night: A chance of showers, mainly after 3am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 39. West wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday: Showers likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 46. Northwest wind between 9 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 21.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 47. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.