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Forecast Last Updated at Friday, January 28, 2022 at 1:40PM
Quick Hitter Snow
If I could find something that should be changed from the morning forecast, I would. Steady as she goes...
Energy is diving quickly into the Southeast and will form a major Nor'Easter tonight for coastal areas from Hampton Roads into New England. We get a glancing, quick-hitting snow event, late today and this evening. Snow develops by mid afternoon and continues this evening. Steadiest snow is late today and this evening. Precipitation tapers to snow showers later tonight and ends Saturday morning as flurries. The speed will limit accumulation totals here: 1"-3" for the eastern half of the mountain region and 3"-6" for areas closer to the TN/NC border. For details on snow accumulations, see our Snowfall Accumulation Forecast Map. Saturday, the issues becomes bitter cold and strong winds. Wind chills Saturday morning will be -10° to -20° for most of the region colder on mountaintops. Next week bring gradually milder weather and rain showers by Wednesday.
Hi: 40 Lo: 12
Cloudy; Snow arriving by mid-afternoon with steadier snow during the late afternoon & evening; Light NW wind increasing to 15-25 mph tonight with gusts to 45 mph late
Hi: 20 Lo: 12
Early snow showers and flurries, Then decreasing clouds; Bitterly cold with dangerous wind chills; NW wind 15-25 mph with AM gusts to 45, gradually diminishing in the PM
Hi: 40 Lo: 22
Partly cloudy; Not as cold by afternoon; Variable wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 47 Lo: 26
Mostly sunny; Milder temperatures
Hi: 49 Lo: 34
Increasing PM clouds; Uneventful start to February
Wednesday - Cloudy; Rain showers developing; High in the upper 40s; Low in the lower 40s
Thursday - Cloudy; Rain showers; Turning colder Thur night with precip ending as snow showers; High in the lower 50s; Low in the mid 20s
Energy diving southeast across the Appalachians this evening teams up with surface low pressure strengthening off the Southeast Coast. It blows up into a major Nor'Easter for the NE Coast from Hampton Roads northward. We get a quick-hitting shot of snow as the storm develops. Snow develops by mid afternoon and continues into tonight. Precipitation tapers to snow showers later tonight ending Saturday morning. Most of us can expect 1"-3" by Saturday morning with 3"-6" in the western third of the NC Mountain region. For details on snow accumulations, see our Snowfall Accumulation Forecast Map.
Saturday becomes bitterly cold and very windy in the wrap around flow from the Nor-Easter. Saturday morning wind chills will be -10° to -20° for most of the region but even colder on mountaintops. Winds gust to 45 mph late tonight and Saturday morning. Winds gradually diminish late Saturday.
A dry cold front moves through Sunday night. Air behind this front is not very cold. Expect progressively milder temperatures Sunday through Tuesday. Clouds increase Tuesday night.
The next cold front stalls to our west Wednesday and moves through late Thursday . Rain showers develop Wednesday and last through most of the daytime Thursday. Much colder air follows the front changing rain showers to snow showers before ending Thursday night.
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