Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 8:16PM
Did you get enough snow? We believe the forecast worked out remarkably well for such a complex event. For tonight, a trailing upper level trough will bring another period of light snow, with an additional 1 to 3 inches possible between midnight and midday Monday. Click here for our Snow Accumulation Forecast Map. After a badly needed quiet, but chilly mid-week, rain is possible Thursday night and Friday.
The 2019 Blue Ridge Parkway Calendar is in stock featuring winners from our yearly photo contest. Get your at RaysMarketplace.Com, or from one of the many local retailers. This year's feature is Waterfalls along the Parkway. Enjoy!
Hi: 29 Lo: 26
Evening flurries or freezing drizzle; Light snow likely overnight; North wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 34 Lo: 16
Generally cloudy; Light snow or drizzle possible until midday; North wind 5-15 mph becoming NW
Hi: 37 Lo: 18
Mostly sunny; Chilly; NW wind 5-15 mph, gusty
Hi: 43 Lo: 22
Lots of sunshine; Increasing clouds Wed. night; Chilly
Hi: 38 Lo: 31
Becoming cloudy; Rain develops Thur night
Friday - Cloudy; Rain; High in the lower 40s; Low in the mid 30s
Saturday - Cloudy; Periods of light rain, possibly becoming a light wintry mix Sat. night; High in the mid 40s; Low near 30 degrees
The main event is over; A sideshow upper level disturbance following the main storm could generate another 1 to 3 inches for parts of the High Country overnight and Monday morning.
Low pressure near the Outer Banks is heading out to sea tonight. An upper-level disturbance trails the surface low, and will be responsible for the additional light snows overnight and early Monday. Total accumulation will be in the 15"-20" range for most with a few spots getting to 21"-23".
Cool high pressure settles in Tuesday and Wednesday. Nighttime lows will be very cold with the snow cover and mostly clear skies.
The next storm system builds in Oklahoma Thursday. It will make a slow march eastward. Clouds increase Thursday and rain is possible by Thursday night. Friday will be rainy and cool. Saturday looks generally cloudy with leftover light rain. Precipitation could end as a light wintry mix Saturday night as colder temperatures return.
For a historical perspective... This weekend's storm will not be the Blizzard of 93', but it will be the biggest winter storm in about 20 years in northwest North Carolina. Using 1993 as the benchmark, a tough to measure and windblown 30", here are the more memorable events since 1993.
Dec. 12-14, 2010: three-day total of 14". December 2010 is also the snowiest December on record totaling 28.7" for the month.
Dec. 18-19, 2009: two-day total of 15"
Jan. 26, 1998: 19" which is the highest single day snow event on record
Jan. 5-7, 1996: three-day total of 26"
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Appalachian Ski Mtn. is Open for the 2018-19 Season!
First, all data and forecasts on RaysWeather.Com are the intellectual property of RaysWeather.com, Inc. Here is our usage policy regarding rebroadcast or redistribution of any information from our site...
"The reader is not permitted to reproduce, retransmit, redistribute any weather data, forecasts, analysis, image, or any other product from this site to any other person or entity, in any format by any means. All information, data, and images contained on any page of this site are copyrighted by RaysWeather.Com, Inc. (unless otherwise noted) and is the property of RaysWeather.Com, Inc. Information, data, and images from this site may not be archived or stored for future use. Exceptions to this condition of use may only be made by express, written permission of RaysWeather.Com." See our Terms and Conditions page.
In short, if you do not have a written agreement with us to do so, you do not have permission to republish any information found on this site. If you work for a media entity (TV, radio, website, newspaper, etc.) and wish to republish information from this site, please contact us at raysweather.com or call our offices at 828.264.2030.