Retreating cold air will be met by invading precipitation across WNC this evening, and some locations could be cold enough for frozen precipitation to fall. These locations will mainly be east of Asheville, but higher elevations(above 3000’) in Henderson, Haywood, Jackson, Madison, Buncombe, and Transylvania all could see ice accretion from freezing rain. Sleet could also fall for a short duration as the precip begins. Toward the Boone area, I cannot rule out precipitation beginning as snowfall for an hour or so. The HRRR model (displayed below) shows a strip of frozen temps throughout the air column above Boone, NC around 10pm this evening.. but that very well could be false. Given that it shows the potential though, leads me to mention it.
Traveling To The App Game
Please be careful if you are traveling to Boone for the App State game. Roadways leading in could be dicy, especially early in the morning. If possible, it would be wise to wait until 9am or so to head that way.. but I understand some coming from a far distance have already made plans. For game time, rain looks to move out of the area, and only a few scattered showers can be expected. Bundle up though because it will be chilly, and the winds could pick up by the end of the game.
Sunday appears to be a decent day around WNC but it will be windy after the frontal passage. As we progress toward Monday morning though, another front will approach bringing the chance for scattered showers back to WNC. These should be light, but some backside snow flurries can’t be ruled out for many locations. As always you can check the 5 day forecast here.