Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 4:43PM
Lingering Flurries, Frigid
After a healthy, over-achieving snow event today, we finally started seeing things wind down to flurries and snow showers during the afternoon. Northwest flow snow showers and flurries continue into early tonight with falling temperatures. Additional light accumulations are possible on the mountain tops before ending. Winds become gusty tonight. Thursday is mostly clear with a frigid start. This is the last super-cold shot in the foreseeable future. A pattern shift results in milder weather Friday through the weekend.
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Hi: 17 Lo: 6
Mostly cloudy; Lingering snow showers & flurries; Frigid; NW 10-20 mph, gusts to 45 mph
Hi: 38 Lo: 13
Becoming sunny; Cold; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusty in the AM
Hi: 48 Lo: 18
Mostly clear; Milder temperatures; NW wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 50 Lo: 32
Mostly clear; Another step milder
Hi: 53 Lo: 35
Lots of sun; Mild
Monday - Cloudy; Afternoon & overnight rain; Turning cooler Mon. night; High in the upper 40s; Low in the mid 30s
Tuesday - Scattered clouds; Chilly; High in the mid 40s; Low in the mid 20s
These arctic outbreaks have been bone-dry, keeping snow events light with only two exceptions this year. It's safe to say today was was the third exception, with low pressure (currently developing over the Carolina coast this evening) delivering an overachieving snow event to the area.
Steadier snow dissipated to flurries and snow showers this afternoon. But we expect low level moisture on the back side of the low to slosh back in after dark to give us lingering flurries and snow showers through at least early tonight. Winds increase overnight as well.
Skies clear quickly tomorrow. After a frigid start to the day, temperatures moderate somewhat Thursday afternoon.
High pressure moves from Arkansas today to the Atlantic this weekend. The result will be a milder southerly flow. And the prolonged cross-polar flow disappears ending arctic outbreaks into the Southeast. Friday afternoon will be 10 degrees warmer than Thursday. Add another 4-5 this weekend. Clear skies and cold ground will promote cold temperatures each night in valleys.
The next front from the west arrives Monday night. Skies become cloudy Monday with rain arriving in the afternoon and continuing overnight. Somewhat colder air arrives late Monday night taking temperatures back to near seasonal norms Tuesday.
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