Weather Week Outlook: Localized Flooding Possible Monday, Light Freezing Rain Possible Tuesday, Snow Friday Into Saturday

A mix bag of weather is on tap for the second full week of November.

On Monday rain will be the main weather story. The National Weather Services says in a Sunday night briefing, “At the onset of the patchy light rain, a few of the higher elevations across the Northern Mountains of North Carolina may be cold enough for an hour or two of very light freezing rain. Rainfall totals through tomorrow afternoon will range from a one or two tenths across the northern and northeastern sections of the region, to seven to nine tenths over the Northern Mountains of North Carolina.” The rain is forecast to become moderate to heavy Monday night, which could lead to localized flooding.

High temperatures on Monday are forecast mainly in the low to mid 40s across the mountains.

Frozen precipitation may become a weather story on Tuesday night. The Weather Service says, “At this time and depending on the model of choice, soundings suggesting initial precipitation will falls as sleet, then change over to snow across the mountains through the morning hours. By late morning into the afternoon, snow will change over to rain. There is a chance for freezing rain, but the ground is relatively warm and any ice accretions will be on elevated surfaces such as decks and vehicles. Rime icing is also possible on trees for areas stuck in low clouds between 2500-4000 feet, especially along the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge.

Forecast lows on Tuesday night are around 30. Highs on Wednesday in the lower 40s.

Precipitation is forecast again for Friday. The Weather Service says, “Precipitation coming in by Friday evening will fall as rain. After midnight into Saturday, mountains snow showers and flurries are expected.” Accumulations are not expected in the High Country at this time. Forecast temperatures for Friday and Saturday are highs in the mid 40s with lows in the lower 30s.