UPDATE 7pm Wednesday May 4 – The updated weather briefing from the National Weather Service includes the possibility of snow at the highest peaks in the Grayson Highlands and the mountains of North Carolina into Thursday. Some wet flakes are possible but no accumulation expected.
The High Country has certainly witness a variety of weather to start the month of May 2016. Thunderstorms with intense rain and hail were the weather story on Sunday and Monday, while short periods of sunshine were found on Tuesday afternoon in some locations.
Temperatures are forecast to drop into the 40s for highs and 30s for lows starting Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. The Tuesday afternoon weather briefing by NWS noted that the weather pattern transition will take place Wednesday and Wednesday night, as a cold upper level trough sinks south from Hudson Bay region through the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. Although there are some social media reports of snow showers possible, the National Weather Service does not have the possibility in their forecast as of Tuesday night.