Spring to take a break over the weekend

A dusting of snow can be expected. Temps hit the upper 40s, closing in on 50 degrees in broad valleys, before falling back into the 40s on Friday with some colder air wrapping around the back side.

A run at 60s is looking likely for Tuesday.

Even if snow lovers resented it as only a cruel tease after a almost snowless winter, it merited note.

"I think the snows kept some people away, but we've been busier than we thought we'd be which is good considering the storm's coming down", says O'Hanlon. The bigger question Sunday is the temperatures, which will be dependent on cloud cover, wind direction, and when our rain arrives. North Carolina should get the most of the rain. This would favor snow spreading over much of our region. Snow accumulations look to be at around one inch or less. Some clouds will likely spill over into the state during the day, leaving us with a partly sunny sky. But the "hard enough, long enough" is also greatly in question.

A storm system now situated over the West coast, will move our way during the day on Sunday.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55.

Tonight will be cloudy with a light northeast wind. This will be a wet snow.

An upper level disturbance will move our way from the northwest Sunday night and Monday morning.

This is because the reflective properties of snow keep the high snow covered areas of Canada very cool until it melts in May. At this stage this looks like mostly light precipitation, but it could deliver some spotty whiteness as well.

  • Leroy Wright