Happy Monday - hope you enjoyed a nice (and restful, with that extra hour of sleep) weekend! After mild temperatures and sunshine this weekend, the story for the start of the week will be a big cool-down, especially on Election Day. Here's the forecast breakdown:
Today will be dry, with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies overhead across the area. Despite all the brightness, temperatures will be cool - only topping out in the low 60s in the Upstate and mid 50s in the Mountains.
Election Day will be downright chilly, as highs drop like a rock tomorrow. Afternoon temperatures will only be in the low 50s in the Upstate and upper 40s in the Mountains on Tuesday, with rain and snow showers in the forecast.
The precipitation will come as a system dives across the Plains states today and into the Southeast tonight/tomorrow. While it won't be a washout in our area, this storm is expected to ride up along the coast, strengthening into a classic Nor'easter and bringing gusty winds, rain/snow and cold air into the Northeast by Wednesday and Thursday.
On Tuesday, we'll see scattered showers across the Upstate and lower-elevation parts of WNC - on Wednesday, a slight chance of a shower will stick around. WNC areas at or above 3000 feet will see snow showers Tuesday and into Wednesday, but the good news is that accumulations will be minimal. I expect most areas to see snowfall totals under an inch - with everyone coming in under 2 inches.
By Thursday sunshine will return, but mid-week temperatures stay cool. Temperatures will increase Friday through the weekend, with mostly sunny conditions sticking around.