Northwest flow snow showers continue in western NC, and will pick up through Friday. A Winter Weather Advisory is now our for all the counties bordering TN, plus northern Jackson county. 1-3 inches of snow will be common, and we could find some locally higher amounts by late Saturday.
For the Upstate, don't expect to get much accumulations! As of today's round of model runs, it's looking VERY light for us in the lower elevations. Saturday morning we'll get some flurries and a few light snow showers in the Upstate, especially in western sections and northeast GA. It may never fall hard enough to produce a dusting, but a coating of the white stuff is possible. I'm curious about what kind of convective activity we'll get on Saturday. If we manage to get a couple convective snow showers, we could have some isolated higher amounts. The process of convection creates fast rising air, and can enhance snowfall amounts. This happened in parts of the Upstate a couple Saturdays ago. Regardless, still looks like a novelty event for SC and GA.
Next week there's a system brewing that could bring a more exciting snow forecast for many of us! Upper level energy dives south, and an associated surface low will develop in the vicinity of the Carolinas. This could bring some heavy snow to some areas, but right now it's a little early to call. We'll be watching it!
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