Wild temperature swings over the next 24 hours, light precipitation possible Sunday morning

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley

The past few days have been a real tease in terms of spring like weather across western North Carolina. Things will change in a big way starting late tonight and for Super Bowl Sunday it looks to be quite chilly across region with temperatures going back below normal.

A frontal boundary will pass through the season without a whole lot fanfare. After dealing with upper 60s today temperatures will drop off quickly overnight into the 30s and low 40s.

Surface map Saturday 9 pm

After daybreak Sunday the cold front will be well to our east and stout northerly wins will be pushing into the Western Carolinas.

Some upper level energy will be passing through on Sunday morning and with limited moisture in place a small band of showers will move through during the morning hours. Looking at the model loop below moisture does look to be quite limited. However with temperatures falling into the 30s white little moisture falls could occur as a brief mix of rain and snow along and north of I-40.

No accumulation of snow is expected east of the mountains, once you get up into the high country some areas could see a light accumulation of around an inch or so. This should be a low to no impact event overall.

The big story for Sunday will be a return to temperatures below normal for this time of the year, temperatures will have a hard time getting very high into the 40s on Sunday.

This air mass will remain in place Sunday night, it should be quite cold with temperatures well into the 20s. There will be a slow moderation on Monday followed by a significant warming trend after that.

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