Last Updated on January 3, 2017 2:55 pm
Friday January 6 Update 9:38am – A Winter Storm Warning will go into effect starting at 7pm tonight until 7pm Saturday. Accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are possible according to the National Weather Service.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has issued a State of Emergency for all 100 counties.
Below are two video updates from the National Weather Service and Brad Panovich with NBC Charlotte.
Thursday January 5 Update 11:42am – Below are two video updates from the National Weather Service and Brad Panovich with NBC Charlotte.
Wednesday Update 1:30pm – Below are two video updates from the National Weather Service and Brad Panovich with NBC Charlotte.
Colder air and possibly the first snow of 2017 appears to be on the way to the High Country. The big question as of Tuesday afternoon is how much snow, if any, and when will it start.
Forecast models are not in agreement as to the amount of possible snow, but it does appear the High Country could see some. The most notable weather story to begin with will be the colder weather. In a weather briefing on Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service notes that a cold front will cross the mountains overnight as winds will noticable pick up. Gusts up to 45 mph are possible for Wednesday, as high temperatures are forecast to be around 10 degrees cooler than Tuesday. Wind chills in the single digits will be possible Wednesday night and into Thursday. Thursday could see the chance for snow showers, but currently it is forecast to be a minor event.
The more significant event could take place this weekend, but there are still a lot of unknowns. Below are the Tuesday afternoon thoughts of Brad Panovich from WCNC- NBC Charlotte and Ricky Matthews from WCYB-TV 5. WataugaOnline.com will continue to update as possibilities become more clear as the week progresses.