While the Northeastern US deals with a major snowstorm, we got off pretty easy down here.

A strong upper disturbance is passing over the area early tonight.  This is bring some clouds with it and a few sprinkles.   It is also possible a few flakes of snow could fall, but the better chance for that will be over the northeastern part of the state (mainly northeast of Raleigh).    Late tonight after the disturbance exits, skies will start to clear.    On the other side of the state, in the mountains, a strong NW breeze will produce upslope snow for the NW facing slopes.   Some of the highest peaks on the NW side may see 4 inches of snow.   The downwind side of the mountains and lower elevations will mostly see a dusting to near 1 inch.

Temperatures are getting colder.   We expect lows tonight in the upper 20s and highs tomorrow with the sun returning only in the middle 40s.   Tomorrow under a clear sky back down to the lower 20s.   Wednesday should be dry and chilly with highs in the mid 40s too.

Thursday most of the day is bright and sunny with clouds increasing late in the day.   There is a 20% chance for a shower by evening.    Lows in the mid 20s and highs in the mid to upper 40s.

Friday will be back to mostly sunny skies with lows in the lower 30s and highs in the mid 40s.   Over the weekend sunny on Saturday with highs in the mid 40s after lows in the low to mid 20s.

Sunday starts out quiet with increasing clouds.   By Sunday evening a chance for precipitation arriving.    After a low near 30, highs will probably stall just below 40 with cloud cover.   Toward evening we expect moisture to approach and this could fall as a wintry mix with temperatures forecast to dip to mid 20s and mid levels to be marginally cold.   This combination could lead to sleet or freezing rain.  If the mid levels (5000-10000 feet) are just a little colder, we could see some snow.


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