Rain will continue to fall around WNC as the upper level low strengthens and exits. On the backside, upper level temperatures will begin to crash, and locations above 5000’ on the NC/TN Border are already switching over to snow. As the afternoon progresses, many locations around WNC will switch over to snow. This include valley locations. Below you can see my projected snowfall map for this event. As winds pick up this afternoon and gust over 40mph, snow showers will break containment along the NC/TN border, and push into the valleys below. I believe that Asheville will see snow showers around rush hour this afternoon, so please use caution.
Will Snow Stick?
It’s hard to say exactly because the ground is so wet. Winds will effectively dry the ground some as snow falls, but its hard to determine how much drying will occur. I believe a dusting will be possible around Asheville, but the farther south you move, chances decrease. Check back with me this afternoon for a live update as the event unfolds!