One to Three Inches of Rain is in the Forecast for the North Carolina Mountains…

There’s good news and bad news in the forecast this morning. Here’s the GOOD NEWS FIRST! Like every weekend thus far this season, the weather will be perfect at the ski resorts with Sunny Skies and seasonable temperatures. Highs will be in the 39-43° range with lows in the 20-29° range and that means great conditions, more snowmaking, etc.

But next comes the bad news as 1-3" of rain will need to work it’s way into and through the mountains beginning today and lasting through Thursday. Today’s high will be 50° around Banner Elk with a degree or two higher over and around Cataloochee and Wolf Ridge resort areas. Highs in Wednesday with a 90% chance of rain will be around 54° (again a degree or two milder west). Light rain is the call for Tuesday and then most of the heavier rain (perhaps an inch) will fall Wednesday. Temps nose down Thursday evening and there’s a chance for some mixed precip as colder air returns in time for the weekend.

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