“The Tale of Two Regions”…is what the title to the recent weather pattern should be. Typically you can generalize the weather of the Southeast’s highest elevations into one weather forecast and just add or subtract a few degrees and a few inches of snow, etc. That had NOT been the case recently. While the North Carolina Mountains are “enjoying” Spring-like 63° highs for today, other areas – like Wisp Resort at Deep Creek in Maryland are some 20° colder…today! Check out these varied forecast as we travel North to South at some featured ski areas of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.
As we drop down into
The further South we go, the less moisture there is and that is reflected in the forecast for OBER GATLINBURG IN TENNESSEE – They are looking at highs today around 67° under sunny skies. Thursday will also be in the 60s. Friday cools to about 50° and Friday night may get cold enough at 28° to make snow. Saturday should be around 55° and sunny and nighttime temps should get down to 28°again. Sunday looks equally as pretty.
NC MOUNTAINS – March 20th, the official first day of Spring is some 19 days or so away, but I’d almost bet that day will be colder than we have this morning. We’ll look back when that comes and see if the high on the 20th reaches the expect high for today (63°). Today feels more like Spring, than a lot of official Spring days in the mountains of
Today’s high will be around 63° and the low only around 48° under variably cloudy skies…and it WILL be another windy day in the neighborhood. Winds are expected to be in the 10-20 mph range with higher gusts, and actually getting somewhat stronger as the day goes on.
Thursday should be variably cloudy with a slight chance of light rain mixed in with the cloud cover. Thursday’s high will be 56° and the low tomorrow night should get to about freezing. (May see some snowguns fire up.)
Friday things get back to normal with partly cloudy skies and a high slightly cooler than normal of 43° and the low Friday night of 25°. Saturday looks variably cloudy with normal temps of 47° for the high and 29° for the low.
Right now, Sunday and Monday look a little sketchy still. The high Sunday may be in the mid to upper 30s and some are saying as warm as 44°. There’s some chance of snow Sunday into Monday but nothing more than a flurry or two as it looks right now.
Get out and enjoy what should be the warmest day since back in mid November here in the mountains.
Until Next Time!
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