A Wild Weather Ride For Thursday; Snow In Forecast For Friday

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Thunderstorms, fronts, and northwest flow snow – oh my.

Thursday and Thursday night is going to be a bit of a roller coaster ride as Ma Nature is going to throw a lot at us, but we are going to like where we end up on Friday morning.

This morning is kind of calm before the stormish as temps are a little mildish. Conditions are looking pretty good on the slopes this morning for those able to make a few turns.

For the full report on conditions, be sure to visit the Snow Reports page.

Before we talk about the wild weather for today, here are a few notes from around the area.

  • Snowshoe will be dropping the rope today on Camp 99 as well as Evolution as the crew at 4848′ surpasses 200 open acres. As a note, Evolution will open as a green trail without park features for now.
  • Omni Homestead is set to resume operations at scheduled today. Ski Sapphire Valley will also crank back up at noon on Friday (weather permitting).
  • Winterplace is set to host some cool local vendors this weekend – including a Freefolk Brewery Tap Takeover on Saturday as well as Hilltop Coffee, Mister Crabs Catering and Boil Truck, and George’s Taps and Italian Grill.
  • Night Skiing has returned to Timberline Mountain. The resort posted an update on social media yesterday (you can see that here) discussing the upgrades to the mountain and announcing that they will now host night skiing on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
  • In celebration of the news, today’s picture of the day is Timberline lit up at night.

The system that has been marching across the country the past couple of days is taking aim at the southeast and mid-Atlantic, and we could see rain and potentially thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.

If you are going to be on the slopes today, be sure to be weather aware as we could see some heavy downpours, lightning, hail, and gusty winds as the system arrives this evening.

After the system moves through, the northwest flow will start to kick in and the fun will begin.

Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories are in place for tomorrow through Saturday morning as we could see amounts of up to six inches depending on what part of the region you are in.

Temperatures will also drop where we will see snowmaking operations resume to set the stage for an incredible MLK Weekend.

Pretty sweet.

This weekend is looking incredible for those making the trek to their favorite mountain resorts.

That does it for today, but until next time, #ThinkSnow!

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