Two More WINTER STORM fronts headed for the East Coast!

We’ve just received another video forecast from Meteorologist Brad Panovich. Just off the heels of the most recent winter storm, we’ve got another two fronts headed our way. The first comes late tonight and into Thursday and brings "a mixed bag of just about everything" to the region! For North Carolina and Virginia we are looking at wintry mess of sleet, rain, freezing rain, and snow. So, the Virginia ski areas who have remained dry this season as far as natural snow is concerned may actually see a few inches. Warming temperatures coming up out of the Gulf will may cause inversions to occur, with temperatures on top of the ski area summits being a few degrees higher than temperatures in the valleys.

The second front comes along later in the week and into the weekend, and this may bring more snow! The weekend front is just taking shape so it’s hard to say exactly what type of winter weather the area may get.

North Carolina Ski Areas (Sugar Mountain)
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. West wind between 6 and 10 mph.

Tonight: Snow, mainly after 2am. Low around 23. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Thursday: Rain, snow, and sleet, becoming all rain after 10am. High near 42. South wind around 7 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Thursday Night: A chance of rain, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. West wind between 7 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. West wind between 3 and 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday Night: A chance of rain before 4am, then a chance of rain and sleet. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

West Virginia Ski Areas (Snowshoe)
Today: A slight chance of snow showers before 11am, then a chance for flurries. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 10. Wind chill values as low as -21. Windy, with a northwest wind between 21 and 29 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Scattered flurries before 8pm, then a chance of snow after 3am. Increasing clouds, with a temperature rising to around 18 by 5am. Wind chill values as low as -7. Northwest wind between 11 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday: Snow, mainly before 5pm. High near 27. West wind between 5 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Thursday Night: A chance of snow showers, mainly before 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 21. Light west wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday: A slight chance of snow after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. West wind between 3 and 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday Night: A chance of snow, mainly after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 18. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Virginia Ski AReas
Today: Sunny, with a high near 26. West wind between 7 and 9 mph.

Tonight: A chance of snow after 4am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 18. West wind between 7 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Thursday: Snow before noon, then snow and sleet. High near 29. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Thursday Night: A chance of snow before 9pm. Cloudy, with a low around 25. West wind between 3 and 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday: Cloudy, with a high near 40. Light and variable wind.

Friday Night: Cloudy, with a low around 20.

To see the full forecast check out Brad’s video on SkiSoutheast.com and check back Friday morning for Brad’s latest video forecast, which will focus more on the second storm front headed our way!!

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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.