A gorgeous afternoon is on tap with sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 30s (some could even top out around 40). Similar conditions are in the plans tomorrow, though we will see increasing cloud coverage through the afternoon and into the overnight. Highs will also be a bit warmer, in the mid and upper 40s.
We have discussed a late week system and the opportunity for a few snow flakes. Guidance continues to come into better agreement, but there still remains some unknowns. What we do know is a quick moving disturbance will pass through, bringing a chance for scattered rain (Friday afternoon) to light snow (Friday night). Accumulations will be very minimal, with upwards of a dusting to a few tenths at best for most locations. The Foothills and highest peaks of the Smokies will have the best opportunity for light to moderate accumulating snow. This system will eventually evolve into a snow storm across the Northeast this weekend.
Further looking into this event, probabilities hint at a 0-30% chance (for valley locations) of seeing an inch of snow or more. Again, the best opportunity will be in the high terrain bordering NC and VA, but a light coating elsewhere isn't ruled out.
We will continue to eye the evolution of this system, but do anticipate very cold temps to follow. Highs Saturday will be lucky to top freezing, and overnight lows will be in the single digits to mid teens Friday night and Saturday night.
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