It's Wednesday - "Over the Hump Day" - and after today, we'll finally get a break from the dreary weather that we've been stuck with much of the workweek. But you'll need to keep the rain gear around for a few more hours.
We've seen some scattered light/moderate rain as well as areas of drizzle so far this morning, and that will continue through the rest of the AM. While almost all locations are reporting temperatures well above the freezing mark, there have been some observations at/just below 32° in parts of Avery and Haywood Counties (elevations over 3500 feet). If you're traveling around Waynesville, be aware of the potential for some slick spots - mainly on bridges and overpasses.
Spotty, light rain and periods of drizzle will continue into the early to mid-afternoon hours, with most areas drying by late-day. However, spots along the TN border in WNC will see a rain/snow mix continue through the late-afternoon and evening. By the time the snow wraps up tonight, up to an inch of snow is possible on the higher peaks (there are no advisories as problems should not be widespread). Clouds will stick around through the evening, before they finally clear overnight.
Sunshine takes over on Thursday - great news for all the Valentine's Day "happenings" across the area. Upstate areas will stay dry Friday, with a few end-of-week snow showers along the TN border of WNC. The big story this weekend will be the BIG chill... high temperatures won't get out of the 30s and 40s Saturday and Sunday!