As this low pressure finally pushes through WNC, scattered rain showers will make for a dreary morning commute around the area. After the front passes, winds on the backside will really pick up and gust could push over 40mph in isolated valley locations. Some northwest flow moisture will be available on the backside, and that could bring a dusting-1” of snow for the highest elevations along the NC/TN border. Snow flurries could make it into the valleys around Asheville, but I am still somewhat uncertain just how much moisture will be available. Below you can see the snowfall map produced by the most recent 3km NAM.
Gusty Winds Expected Later Today
Winds could gust over 30mph in many locations later this evening as backside moisture begins to stream through the mountain passes. With those winds, some flakes could be propelled out of the highest elevations and into the valleys below. There is limited certainty with this forecast, but some influence from a somewhat southerly flow at the surface could moisten things.