Skier’s Forecast for Thursday through the Weekend Across the Southeast Ski Areas

While there’s some talk about some light snow over the weekend, it’s not going to be the kind of significant event like we’ve seen over the past couple of weeks.  Some areas will see some light snow showers and others will see only flurries, but no accumulation is expected (other than maybe a dusting) across the Southeast Ski Resorts.

The forecast is pretty much the same from Maryland in the Mid-Atlantic, through the Virginias, Tennessee and into the North Carolina Mountains except for the forecasted temperatures.  Here’s a breakdown by region:

WISP IN MARYLAND:

Expect sunny skies today, and highs near 42-45°. Snowmaking temps near 20° are on tap for tonight. Then Friday, Saturday and Sunday look like variable cloudy skies with some light snow flurries to snow showers in the forecast.  Saturday’s could be mixed with light rain.  Highs Saturday should be around 36° and overnight lows around 10°.  Sunday’s highs will be 22° with overnight lows below 10°.  Monday looks sunny and  cold with a high around 22°. Below normal temps should stick around through at LEAST next Wednesday.

SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN , TIMBERLINE AND CANAAN VALLEY IN WEST VIRGINIA:

Look for the same forecast as above in terms of precipitation chances, but slightly colder temps. After a high today in the low 40s, Timberline should see highs Friday around freezing with light flurries.  Saturday’s high may creep to 36° or so which may change light snow to light rain.  Saturday’s low should dive to 10-13°.  Sunday will offer more light snow showers and a high of only 22° or so.  Monday through Wednesday should be sunny and continued COLD with highs in the low to mid 20s and lows near 10° each night through that period!

MASSANUTTEN AND WINTERGREEN RESORTS IN VIRGINIA:

Looks like the moisture is staying north of Harrisonburg, Virginia so expect mostly sunny skies at Massanutten Resort Thursday all the way through next Wednesday.  Highs today through Saturday will creep into the mid and upper 40s with overnight lows in the low to mid 20s.  Saturday night is when things will drop to the mid to upper teens. Sunday looks cold with highs in the mid to upper 20s and overnight lows near 16°

OBER GATLINGURG TENNESSEE:

The Smoky Mountains sometimes tend to create their own in the way of moisture and they are looking a little like under-developed snow today and Saturday although it won’t be the kind of rain that will really mess up the day.  There should be some light rain today…but also the majority of the day could be just a bit cloudy.  Same for Saturday.  Today’s high will make it into the mid 50s.  Tonight they should be able to make snow with lows in the low to mid 20s.  Friday and Saturday will be mild with highs in the upper 40s.  Sunday should be sunny with highs in the 40s and lows dipping to the teens.  Monday looks like a slight chance of snow for Ober, but changing to light rain during the day with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s.

THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS :

We will see a little light rain this morning but changing to mostly sunny skies today through Monday with highs today in the low to mid 40s.  Snowmaking temps arrive tonight as temps will drop into the mid 20s.  Friday and Saturday temps will rise to the mid 40s and overnight lows around 20-24°. Sunday will be COLD with highs in the 30s and lows near 13°. Monday will be COLD as well.

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!

Be sure to email photos, snow reports and comments to: [email protected]

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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.