Good morning, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hopefully your 2013 is off to a great start - I know it wasn't the best weather day on Tuesday, but it made for a great "recovery" day as we wrapped up the holidays.
This morning, we have fog in many spots - so you'll most likely need to spend a little longer on your AM commute. We've seen some spotty rain showers across the southern and eastern Upstate, but things are beginning to dry out there.
In WNC, we also have the chance of some light rain or drizzle... but this could be freezing in the higher elevations. That potential of freezing rain/drizzle and freezing fog - plus, the likelihood that any water on the road from yesterday's rain will freeze - led the NWS to issue a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY until 10 AM for elevations over 3500 feet in the following counties in WNC: Swain, Northern Jackson, Haywood, Madison, Buncombe, Mitchell and Yancey.
By the afternoon, we'll be dry... but clouds will stick around through the PM hours. Beneath partly to mostly cloudy skies, highs will reach the mid 50s in the Upstate and the upper 40s in WNC. By this evening and overnight, we will again be on the lookout for a few light rain showers. Once again, the showers will be fairly spotty in nature, so there won't be a widespread washout. While Upstate, NE GA and southern parts of our WNC territory will see only rain, freezing rain/drizzle will again be a possibility in the higher elevations of WNC. As of Wednesday morning, we don't have any Winter Weather Advisories for the Wednesday night/Thursday morning timeframe, but that could be coming.
We'll dry out again Thursday afternoon, and the end of the week will be sunny and dry. Another small chance of light rain returns on Saturday night, then Sunday and early next week will be dry.