Well it is hump day, and a cold front associated with a low pressure system that has been bringing snow, ice and rain to the Midwest and New England will impact the Carolinas as well.
The strong cold front is expected to pass over the area this afternoon, possibly brining another round of showers along with it. A possible thunderstorm cannot be ruled out at this time.
Our Futurecast is showing a chance of showers to move across the upstate and northeast Georgia around 4pm this afternoon. Western North Carolina can see a few snow showers.
Lingering moisture in the mountains will have us hold onto the snow chances overnight, possibly covering areas along the Tennessee border with anywhere between 1 to 3 inches of snow. Because of this we have a winter weather advisory in effect from 6pm this evening until 6am Thursday Morning.
Another factor many of us will be dealing with is the wind. We have a wind advisory in effect for all of northeast Georgia, much of the Upstate and most of western North Carolina. This will last until midnight tonight.
We can likely see strong winds out of the West between 15 and 25 miles per hours with gusts reaching as fast as 50 miles per hour at times!
For Mitchell and Yancey counties we have a high wind warning in place until 6am on Thursday. These counties can see stronger winds with gusts as fast as 60 miles per hour!
Behind this cold front, high pressure will build allowing skies to remain mostly sunny for Thursday. Cool air in place, however, will keep temperatures well below normal for this time of year.