Winter Weather Expected by This Afternoon

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A WINTER STORM WARNING GOES INTO EFFECT AT 4PM THIS AFTERNOON FOR NORTHWESTERN POCAHONTAS COUNTY UNTIL 7PM DEC. 1ST

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY GOES INTO EFFECT AT 1PM THIS AFTERNOON FOR TAZWELL COUNTY UNTIL 4PM DEC. 1

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY GOES INTO EFFECT AT 4PM THIS AFTERNOON FOR GREENBRIER, MERCER, SUMMERS, MCDOWELL, SOUTHEAST POCAHONTAS, SOUTHEAST RALEIGH, SOUTHEAST FAYETTE, WYOMING AND AT 8PM TONIGHT FOR NORTHWEST RALEIGH, AND NORTHWEST FAYETTE COUNTIES ALL UNTIL 7PM DEC. 1

During the daylight hours we will see rain, and it will be heavy at times. Daytime highs were found in the early parts of the morning with many only making it into the 40s. Temperatures will continue to decline as we push through the afternoon hours and by sunset begin to really fall off.

Just before sunset (3-4pm) across the mountains the transition to snow will begin, with everyone following suit once sunset occurs (5-6pm) or not long after it. Any initial accumulations will happen on grassy and elevated surfaces, other surfaces such as roads/sidewalks will take until the overnight hours for potential accumulation.

The changeover will happen quick for most as a strong surge of cold air is expected to push in tonight, along with our exiting low pressure. The heaviest snow is likely to occur overnight and before sunset for the viewing area. Outside of the snow black ice will be an issue as a quick ‘flash freeze’ remains a possibility once the roads eventually cool. Travel should be limited during these hours if at all possible.

Tuesday steady snow and snow showers should be expected through at least the first half of the afternoon for everyone. As the afternoon progresses across the lower elevations from west to east the snow will begin to dwindle out until just the mountains are seeing remaining upslope snow showers by overnight Tuesday.

Wednesday morning will bring the remainder of the upslope snows to an end over the mountains as high pressure begins to move in and take control of the region. Highs won’t recover much though even by Wednesday afternoon many will still be into the 30s!

Thursday looks to fully dry out as high pressure meanders in behind our storm system. Highs will begin to moderate into the 40s, but still fall below average. Clouds will take some time to fade out of the picture and might be around for most of the day.

Friday there is a chance we could see another messy area of weather pass through the region for right now the threat seems rather limited but we’ll keep it in the forecast for now. Highs continue to fall into the 40s.

Saturday is looking relatively dry as of now, with clouds likely to stick around for most of the day time. Highs will maintain into the 30s and 40s by the afternoon. Overall a chilly a but still pleasant day.

Sunday will be very similar to Saturday with cloudier conditions but over all still very pleasant into the 40s and 30s. Still below average but warmer than the rest of the forecast.

The extended forecast shows some hints of another system early on in the forecast but other wise the weather is looking clear and downright cold as highs sit into the 30s! It seems the cold air is here to stay for December.

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MONDAY:
Rain in the morning changing to snow in the afternoon. Highs in the 40s, dropping to the 20s.
TUESDAY:
Miserable day. Cold, snow, windy. Highs in the 20s, lows in the teens.
WEDNESDAY:
Lingering upslope snow, otherwise dry. Highs in the 30s.
THURSDAY:
Partly Cloudy. Highs in the 40s.
FRIDAY:
Increasing clouds, some showers possible. Highs in the 40s.
SATURDAY:
Looking dry. Highs in the 40s.
SUNDAY:
Trending drier. Highs in the 40s.
MONDAY:
Snow showers possible. Highs in the 30s.
TUESDAY:
Looking clearer for now. Highs in the 30s.
WEDNESDAY:
Looking dry for now. Highs in the 30s.

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