Weather Forecast: Nice, spring weather for the next few days
- Author: Rogelio Becker Mar 22, 2018,
Mar 22, 2018, 0:50
Snow that began falling Tuesday night continued Wednesday morning, making travel hard in some areas and leading several school systems to cancel classes.
With the overnight low falling to 32 degrees, there is the slightest chance that slick roads will freeze before dawn Thursday. Current thinking for snowfall accumulations are below...less south / more north.
Elevated areas will see even more accumulation.
With high pressure holding on into the weekend, we'll keep Saturday and Sunday dry.
Steven Decker, associate teaching professor at Rutgers University and director of the undergraduate meteorology program, said another factor that may have led to the hard forecast is thunderstorms in the Southeast caused by the same weather system that is now rolling toward MA. On Wednesday, about 6 to 9 inches of snow is expected, with some areas getting almost a foot.
"Snow may also occur at times, more especially in the north. Temperatures are likely to be rather cold, with a risk of overnight frosts".
The High Point area averages 8.7 inches of snow.
Factors, which may limit significant snow is surface temperatures, time of year, precipitation rates are not as strong, and low could reorganize too far east to bring us anything. Highs will make a run at 50. Our high temperatures on Wednesday will be in the mid to upper 30s.
FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE LONGER-RANGE: Thursday and Friday ought to have sun, 0% rain chances, frosty 30s to start, and mid to upper 50s to finish. Our next system approaches for the weekend. Meteorologists say temperatures in Central Virginia will drop quickly, turning the rain into heavy, wet snow. One to three inches of snow could be expected. Readings are in the lower 40s both days. Monday we will have a mix of clouds and sunshine.
When you consider amount of sunshine, fairy light winds and near ideal afternoon temperatures, today might offer the best weather of the week.
Cool and unsettled weather will continue Friday into the weekend as a large low pressure trough remains over the Pacific Northwest.