Good morning to everyone across the foothills. I hope you all have a great day. Here is your Jackson Hewitt of Morganton Winter Weather Update.
Overnight the models continued to trend toward a moisture starved system that remains further off of the southeast coastline. This means there will be limited moisture thrown back into the Western Carolinas. With surface dewpoints plummeting behind the frontal passage this afternoon, that means all we will be left with is snow flurries. A stray snow shower cant be completely ruled out overnight but the impacts of that would be minimal. So this morning you will notice a oddity in the app forecast. We have trended precipitation chances down to 10% but left the chance for an isolated passing snow shower. More bark than bite on the graphic and we should not be expecting much at all. We leave the chance of precipitation in the forecast just because the northwest side of these moisture overrunning cold air sometimes over produce. This system is so weak though we only think it will amount to snow flurries, if that. Many areas may not even see any snow fall. If travels take you to Eastern NC the story is very different and I encourage you to check with The National Weather Service out of Morehead City, Wilmington, and Wakefield for updates on those impacts.
What will occur behind the front is temps will crash into the mid to upper 20’s overnight and only climb into the low to mid 30’s Friday. Friday Night temperatures fall back into the middle teens in most areas. We will maintain light snow flurries or a passing snow shower through Saturday Morning. Only trace amounts of snow are forecast across the area.
Our forecast remains unchanged and a final call map will be published later today.