Saturday, March 11, 2017

WINTER'S MARCH

SATURDAY UPDATE

Overall ideas still on track with quick hitting snow expected overnight into early tomorrow morning. However, expecting less overall precipitation amounts and thus, less snow.

Snowfall of 2" across the Piedmont still expected with amounts closer to 3" possible around Charlotte area and upper SC. So, not a major winter weather event in the scheme of things, but enough to cause early morning travel problems.

Winter will be in full effect again this week as a major Nor'easter comes together Tuesday...primarily resulting in a cold rain followed by colder temps. Very strong winds on Wednesday expected with gusts as high as 40-50 mph range across the Piedmont.

There is still a chance areas around / North of I-40 could see some sleet/snow mix in as the precip associated with the storm passes through Monday night into Tuesday morning.

More details to follow if needed.

Winter Returns. Snow Will Fall 

Quick thoughts with more to follow tomorrow. Starting with a strong cold front passing overnight into Friday, we will see a rapid change back to winter like temps and a quick hitting snowstorm overnight Saturday into Sunday morning. First guess on accumulations is in the 3-4" range across the NC Piedmont. Hard to believe after the early spring-like conditions over the past several weeks. As with any storm in NC there are a lot of different factors that will be at play and ultimately determine  snowfall accumulations. (Again, 3-4" a safe bet across the area.) The energy that will become the "storm" is just approaching the West Coast so there are many details that will become clearer over the next 24 hours or so. The threat of winter weather continues into next week as well. 

Stay tuned....