It’s 49° at 7:20am at our office, 40° on Beech Mountain, 43° at Sugar, 43° at Blowing Rock, 46° in Banner Elk and 49° over in Maggie Valley (home to Cataloochee). That puts us well above the average for this time of year regarding low temps. The normal low is 19°. With the way that our weather has swung from cold to mild to cold again for the last few weeks, and after a mild morning, what would you expect for tonight and Wednesday? That is correct – cold and snow.
Actually the record temps for today is a balmy 63° back in 1995. The record low was minus 16° back in 1977. On this date in 1965 we received 12.5” of snowfall.
We won’t see anything like that tonight and tomorrow unless all of the forecasters blow it, but we are due for some snowfall tonight and on Wednesday. The NWS is saying to expect about an inch overnight and then 1-3” of snow on Wednesday with highs in the 30s and lows around 20-25°. For today, expect a little rain.
Oh yes…AFTER Wednesday we swing back to MILD temps and sunny skies for the rest of the week and then maybe a little light rain on Saturday.
Here’s the details:
Tuesday…Numerous rain showers this morning…Then widespread rain showers with isolated thunderstorms this afternoon. Very windy with highs in the lower 50s. South winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Tonight’s low should drop into the mid 20s.
Wednesday…Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the morning…Then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Windy. Cooler with highs in the mid 30s. West winds 20 to 30 mph and gusty. Chance of snow 50 percent. Overnight low 22 to 25°
Thursday…Mostly sunny. Not as cool with highs in the upper 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Overnight low near freezing.
Friday…Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s.
Saturday…Mostly cloudy. Showers likely…Mainly in the morning. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent
Until Next Time!
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