Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 5:38PM
Valley Rain and Ridgetop Snow
Rain will return by evening and it will remain chilly. There has been some snow and sleet accumulations in the higher peaks; especially in the northern mountains of NC and accumulations will continue overnight. For details, see our March Ain't Over Snow Totals graphic.
A cold light rain and drizzle, with a wintry mix in the higher elevations, will continue into Sunday before we clear out Monday. Temperatures will be below average early next week but will gradually warm to near average through the week. Rain should move in by late week.
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Hi: 49 Lo: 36
Cloudy with periods of rain; Raw; SE wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 45 Lo: 30
Cloudy & cold with spotty drizzle or light rain; ESE wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 45 Lo: 29
Decreasing cloudiness; Cool; SE wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 52 Lo: 38
Partly sunny; Not as cool
Hi: 65 Lo: 48
Partly sunny; Much milder
Thursday - Mostly cloudy with showers likely; Mild; High in the upper 60s; Low in the mid 40s
Friday - Cloudy with rain likely; High in the lower 60s; Low in the mid 30s
If you thought you were going to do some yardwork this weekend, think again because Mother Nature has invited Old Man Winter to stay for a few days. Higher spots north and west of Asheville could see 1-4 inches of snow and sleet. For details, see our March Ain't Over Snow Totals graphic.
The culprits in this winter scenario are a low pressure and its associated warm front moving southeast from the central Plains and a strong Canadian High pressure building down the east side of the Appalachians. The low will move across northern Georgia and SC and be out of our hair by Sunday evening. The High will stay entrenched though and keep us cool through Tuesday.
Warmer southerly winds will ahead of a slow moving cold front approaching western NC will give a taste of spring by mid week. That front should move through late week bringing us some rain and cooling us down.
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