Winter Weather Appears Likely This Weekend For WNC

All major global models indicate that some form of winter weather will be possible around WNC this weekend, and into Monday of next week. There is agreement that a shortwave will move out of the Rockies, and make its way into a broader trough aloft Thursday across the center of the country. As this shortwave interacts with the Southern Jet, overrunning precipitation will fill in ahead of the front along the zone of truncation. Where this zone sets up, and how much moisture is available still remain to be seen. Right now the GFS shows the most precipitation associated with the system. The European models is much drier, and really struggles to advance an meaningful precipitation towards WNC until early Sunday. So, again I preach uncertainty. What we know is that the Northern & Southern Jet stream will likely come together, and this storm could be larger than what models currently show. Tonight I will be doing a Live in-app video around 7pm, and then a Live Facebook video will follow. To tune in on the app just download here! Below is the most recent precipitation depiction from the GFS showing Saturday morning. That initial tongue of precipitation moves in early Saturday morning, and precipitation (per this model) continues through Sunday afternoon. Other models take the low pressure up the spine of the Apps, and that would mean ice for many in WNC. So the main takeaway from this article is that wintry weather is possible around WNC this weekend, and you should pay close attention to the weather over the next few days as we get a better of how the situation will unfold!

6z GFS Precipitation Depiction For Saturday Afternoon Courtesy of

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