If you had thoughts of a white Christmas then you may have to look elsewhere besides the High Country. Though there is a possibility of snow according to the National Weather Service, it will mainly be confined to the highest locations in the mountains.
During their Wednesday morning weather discussion NWS noted that for Christmas “You may find a fine carpet of snow a few tenths of an inch deep across the higher terrain of Greenbrier County West Virginia…Or from near Mount Rogers in western Grayson County Va…south along the higher western peaks and ridges of Ashe and Watauga counties in North Carolina.”
Brad Panovich of NBC Charlotte also mentions that there actually could be a brief period of snow tonight (Wednesday night) in the mountains 1-2″ possible especially along the TN line and above 3,000′.
Forecast lows tonight are in the mid 30s and highs on Christmas Day around 40. Windy conditions are also expected through the period according to the forecast.
For information on past snow during the Christmas holiday visit Historical High Country White Christmas Data