A little wintry weather for the first full day of Spring

The snow can create hazardous conditions on the roads in Watauga County but up on the ski slopes in the mountains, spring breakers in town are welcoming the fresh powder. There will also be low visibility and quick accumulations during intense bands.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Tuesday night through Wednesday night. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of the Triad. Lows will be in the upper 20s Wednesday night.

"The most likely scenario now is a spell of colder than average weather, with increased likelihood of overnight frosts, and a greater than normal chance of snow, especially in the north".

The current snowy state of the country will lift this week, following yellow weather warnings and unusually low temperatures blown over on Siberian winds.

Rising temperatures today helped shift the remains of any snow left over from the weekend.

Road crews began working on 12-hour shifts at 8 p.m. Tuesday night and will remain on call throughout the duration of the storm.

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As the week progresses, we should dry out and highs will bounce back into the 50s. The normal highs for this time of year are in the mid-60s, with overnight lows in the lower 40s.

Friday is another nice looking day, with clouds increasing in the afternoon.

Most of the modeling indicates the next storm system approaching late Saturday.

"As the low that was becoming the nor'easter was moving by us, it set up a pretty good squall line", he said. The best chance to see this wintry mix, will be from the Triangle northward.

Heavy rain and possible flooding are forecast to hit low elevations of the Sierra Nevada. Highs will only reach the upper 30's this afternoon. The low temperature is now expected to be around 34 degrees. By Monday, drier conditions and more sunshine returns.

  • Megan Austin