National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists were predicting an early preview of winter with the arrival of the first snow of the season on October 15 in North Carolina, reports the Charlotte Observer.
“Light snow showers are possible tonight in higher elevations of the mountains above 5,000 feet,” according to an NWS hazardous weather outlook bulletin at 6:42 a.m. Sunday for Avery, Yancey, Mitchell, Swain and Haywood counties.
The NWS said the snow could extend into parts of eastern Tennessee.
Clay Chaney of the NWS office in Greer, South Carolina, told The Charlotte Observer on Saturday, October 14, that a cold front from the west and winds from the northwest would likely drop about an half an inch of snow in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, a small but still significant amount for this early in fall.
“The front is knocking on the door right now on the Tennessee-North Carolina line,” Chaney said. “It’s our first real chance of snow this season.”