Cold Settles In, More Snow Possible by the End of the Week

AM Headlines
  • Much colder temps to end the month
  • Friday PM – Saturday AM Snow Chances
  • Blustery Weekend
Discussion
Colder air is sinking into the region this morning with wind chills in the teens for the mountains and near freezing across the Piedmont. It doesn’t feel THAT cold yet, but it will feel much chillier today with highs more than 15 degrees cooler than the low 60s we got to yesterday. Overnight lows will tumble into the 20s overnight with temps once again only reaching the mid-40s Thursday.
Another Winter Storm Fri PM – Sat AM
Another weekend winter storm is looming in and confidence is building that we will once again see flakes fly. The difference between this storm and the last is that the cold air will be chasing the precip as a cold front crosses the region as a low develops off the coast which means rain to rain/snow event for the area outside of the mountains. Models are aligning a bit more that the low will form a little closer to the coast with a quicker progression of a cold front moving through the Carolinas. Which would ultimately lead to a faster changeover to snow for the Piedmont and Foothills. Totals 1-2″ at this time seem reasonable for much of the area with higher totals for the mountains as this system swirls away from the Carolinas and towards the northeast. Expect more wet, fat flakes over the fine powdery snow we had last weekend. The biggest impacts from this storm will be for the northeast with a likely noreaster bringing impacts for days across parts of New England. After this system passes it will be blustery with strong winds Saturday and chilly temperatures not getting out of the 30s. However, things are looking up with a warmer February coming into focus.