A strong Alberta clipper will race through the Piedmont this evening bringing a few showers with it.
Rain has been changing to snow from north to south across the area. As this is happening, the back edge of the precipitation is moving west to east and ending quickly for some.
Most areas from the Triad east will see the flurries and a few will see a dusting to around 1/2 inch.
The most snow should fall in the mountains where 1 to 3 inches should fall for most with nearer 6 inches on the west facing slopes.
Outside of the mountains amounts will drop off rapidly. There may be a sweet spot east of the mountains just north of Durham near the Virginia line where 1-2 inches may fall from Roxboro to Oxford to Roanoke Rapids.
In the middle between the mountains and the Triad, a dry slot will keep most areas snow free.
All of the moisture will exit quickly east of the mountains this evening; however snow showers will linger in the mountains through tonight.
East of the mountains, skies will clear quickly late this evening and cold air will pour into the area.
We expect lows in the Piedmont down to the mid-teens by morning and then only recover to the upper 20s during the day with maximum sun. This is a very cold air mass.
We expect the cold to hang around for at least the next week with most days in the 30s and 40s and nights in the teens and 20s through the period.
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