Forecast Last Updated at Monday, December 11, 2017 at 12:07PM
Monday Melt; Tuesday Tumble
We get a brief break from bitter cold today as high pressure shifts into the Atlantic. But the next arctic front is racing southeast, reaching us late tonight. Tuesday, temperatures tumble in a blustery NW flow with snow showers. Snow accumulations will favor the TN/NC border (about 3") over the Blue Ridge (a dusting to 1") with most of the region picking up 1"-2". Wednesday will be cold with clearing skies after early flurries. The next shot of snow showers comes Friday but is less impressive.
The 2018 Blue Ridge Parkway Calendar is packed with great photography from the RaysWeather.Com Photo Contest. It has climate information for the entire Parkway and includes pages for November/December 2017 so you can hang it on the wall now. Get yours at RaysMarketplace.Com or at many retail outlets across the region.
Hi: 45 Lo: 31
Mostly clear day; Milder afternoon; Increasing clouds tonight; West wind 5-15 mph, becoming NW 10-20 mph late tonight with gusts to 45 mph
Hi: 32 Lo: 17
Mostly cloudy; Snow showers; Falling temperatures; NW wind 15-25 mph, gusts to 50 mph
Hi: 29 Lo: 24
Mostly to partly cloudy; Early AM flurries; Very cold; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty, gradually diminishing Wed. night
Hi: 42 Lo: 30
Daytime sun; Increasing nighttime clouds; Not as cold by afternoon
Hi: 35 Lo: 23
Mostly cloudy day with snow showers or flurries; Clearing later Fri. night; Cold
Saturday - Mostly clear day; More clouds Sat. night; Milder; High in the mid 40s; Low in the lower 30s
Sunday - Generally cloudy; Some light rain possible; High in the upper 40s; Low in the mid 30s
Today brings a brief break from the bitter cold, but it's still colder than the seasonal average.
Clouds return tonight as an arctic front sweeps through from the NW. Winds become gusty late tonight; Tuesday will be a Big Hair Warning Day. Snow showers develop early Tuesday and last into the evening, tapering to flurries overnight. Flurries may last into early Wednesday. Temperatures fall through the day Tuesday. Wrap up well with bitterly cold windchill values.
We repeat the Arctic high moving east scenario Wednesday and Thursday--cold Wednesday, milder by Thursday afternoon with lots of sunshine.
The next shot of cold air arrives Friday, less impressive than Tuesday's tumble. Friday will be colder with snow showers and flurries.
Next weekend will be milder with a weak front moving through Sunday. Saturday is mostly clear. Sunday has clouds with a stray, light shower or two possible (rather inconsequential).
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.