Storm Team 11 Forecast: Rain and snow by daybreak
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 26, 2018,
Mar 26, 2018, 8:16
Look for variably cloudy skies next week and warm temps.
State police continue to ask motorists to delay travel whenever winter weather falls.
SUNDAY FORECAST DETAILS: A few lingering showers will pass mainly in the morning and early afternoon.
Snow will start to move out of the area by late this evening, roughly 10-11pm for most. Clouds begin to fade away Sunday night with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s. Highs today will climb into the mid to upper 50s, with winds remaining out of the southeast up to 10 miles per hour. While March may end like a lamb, some of our long-range guidance has cold weather could be lurking on the horizon heading into April.
In other parts of the state, we will see mostly sunny conditions with temperatures ranging from the thirties to forties. Look for increasing clouds and a wintry mix of rain/snow, especially along the south-eastern mountains where several inches of fresh snow may be observed. East winds 5 to 15 miles per hour in the morning becoming northwesterly 10 to 20 miles per hour in the afternoon.
High-pressure settled over the Deep South will move east through Saturday with onshore flow becoming better established over the central Gulf Coast region through the weekend.
Warmer than normal temperatures will remain with us through the first half of the work week. Snow totals can be impressive in spots, with anywhere from 2-6 inches possible.
FRIDAY: Chance rain. High: 50s. Most of the rain will be in the morning, then should clear later in the day. A few scattered power outages are possible if snow is heavy enough in the northern areas. Higher amounts are expected north and west of Winston-Salem and into Virginia. There are small rain chances through the weekend.
Tonight, will be warm and muggy with lows only down to the mid 60s.