3 to 5 inches of snow possible late Monday in Piedmont Triad

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A photo of Ruffin, N.C. on Saturday night. (Photo by Dawn Pruitt)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Three to five inches of snow is likely to fall in the Piedmont Triad beginning late Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter storm watch has been issued from 4 p.m. Monday through Tuesday morning for the northwest and northern Piedmont, including the Triad area.

Highs Sunday and Monday could reach into the upper-20s with overnight lows Sunday at about 15 degrees.

An arctic air mass moved through the region Sunday morning, setting the stage for a possible winter storm Monday night, according to the advisory.

The weather system is expected to pull out of the area Tuesday afternoon, leaving the cold behind.

FOX8 meteorologist Charles Ewing said Monday should see below freezing temperatures, with temperatures Monday night in the mid-20s. He said Tuesday could see highs in the early-30s and low in the low-20s.

Ewing said there could be a shot of arctic air on Thursday. He said he expects the entire week to have temperatures well below normal.

Winter storm warnings and watches have been issued for Monday and Tuesday for various areas of the Piedmont. Visit FOX8’s Weather page for more details.