Rain early, changing over into snow later today


DISCUSSION: The cold front moves through on this afternoon and will start to drop our temperatures quickly through the rest of the day. Rain could be heavy at times as this system works its way on through. Snow will begin to mix in during the afternoon and we will see it continue through the evening hours. Most of the flurries we see will melt until we drop our surface temperatures later on.

Tuesday planner.

Temperatures will continue to fall tonight, and more snow showers will continue on into early Wednesday. Expect slick travel Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. We aren’t talking about a major snowfall, but some of us could pick up a couple of inches before all is said and done by Wednesday morning. Most a light coating to a few inches with the possibility of some higher amounts in the higher. No one looks to pick up more than 5″ and that would be in the high terrain of Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties.

Expected snowfall totals.

After seeing early flurries, the rest of Wednesday will be dry but much cooler than we were to start the week. Highs will likely top out in just the 30s for most. Thursday is looking like another dry and cold one as well, with highs in the 30s again. High pressure will stick with us briefly, so conditions are looking calmer before our next disturbance arrives to start the weekend.

Friday into Saturday, another storm system will be tracking through the region. Right now, models are taking the center of the storm from southwest to northeast through the Carolinas, bringing showers to the region. We will likely see rain from this track, though a bit of wintry precipitation is possible if we can pull in enough cold air into this system. We will keep a close eye on the development and bring updates on this system as we get closer in time.

Much of November featured temperatures that are below average, which has allowed us to feel almost like winter at times. For the most part though, our daytime and overnight temperatures have stayed above the freezing mark of 32 degrees and most of our precipitation has fallen as rain. Changes are in store this month though as snow becomes a more regular thing every week. To get a general idea of amounts, our average snowfall for the month of December is 12.9 inches (We normally pick up just between 2 to 3 inches in November).

10 Day Forecast.

More rain showers. Warm overnight with lows in the 50s.
Snow showers. Colder overnight temperatures with lows in the 20s.
Lingering snow early. Then clearing. Highs in the 30s.
Dry and cool with highs near 40.
Rain possible. Highs in the low to mid 40s.
Looking unsettled. Highs in the 40s.
Lingering mix, then dry. Highs in the upper 30s and low 40s.
A few isolated showers. Highs in the 40s.

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