Cold weather coming, chance of snow flurries this weekend

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We’re starting with cloudy skies Wednesday morning, but a steady, southwest wind will offer us partly cloudy skies for the bulk of the day.

Morning lows will stay above freezing across the Piedmont, but our mountains and foothills may dip close to 32°.  Some patchy ice is possible in those northwestern counties.

Warmer temperatures are up ahead for the day with highs in the upper 50’s.  A southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph is going to be refreshing through the afternoon.  This will be the warmest day in the 5-day forecast.

Expect increasing clouds Wednesday night with lows in the mid-30’s.

No precipitation is in the forecast for the rest of the workweek, but FOX8’s Van Denton says one weather model shows possible snow flurries or snow showers late in the day Saturday.  It is a situation where it will be cold enough a few thousand feet off the ground and marginally cold at ground level. When this happens, we usually see sprinkles of rain when intensity is light, and wet snowflakes when it falls heavier.

The next opportunity for snow is next Wednesday.  This one tracks in from the northwest and across northern North Carolina.  If this trend continues, we could see some snow or a rain/snow mix at that time. Given that it is 8 days out, much can change with that.