Winter Storm to affect Millions from the South to Northeast

On Friday night, a wave of low pressure is forecast to move offshore and along the coast. This will throw back moisture over a cold air mass. More snow than sleet is expected in the western areas such as the NC mountains, and more sleet is expected to mix in for points from Charlotte to Raleigh and Greensboro along I-85. Asheville will see the chance for multiple inches of accumulating snow.

The areas of highest accumulations according to the NAM model are across the Delmarva and into South Jersey. Keep in mind that sleet will cut into the snow totals, sometimes by half. Here is for Saturday at 8pm:


Philly, DC and NYC would be in on this, and perhaps Boston. Charlotte is not out of the woods, and Raleigh could certainly be included on this swath of wintry precip. What is kind of shocking is that Atlanta would be included in this, and if it snows in Atlanta it snows in Charlotte is a rule heard by many western NC folks.

The Deep South could see some freak white stuff this weekend. This is only if it gets cold enough since that is critical for the formation of snow at the surface. However, it is in face cold outside so there could be some accumulations across the South.

Friday night into Saturday is when the event is expected to unfold. We will see mainly rain changing over to snow on the backside of the storm as colder air moves in. Sunday morning is expected to be quite cold across the entire region. The totals are up in the air at this point, as the cold air has not arrived yet. Check out some of our new winter products! >>>

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-Mike G.



Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!