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Chilly Saturday with lingering mountain snow

Published: Apr. 7, 2022 at 3:15 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 9, 2022 at 12:13 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Saturday is a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY in the North Carolina mountains, thanks to snow in the higher elevations.

Saturday will be breezy and cool with highs in the 50s for the Upstate. Snow will linger in the mountains with highs in the 40s.

Snow showers will continue in the high elevations with a second flare-up of spotty shower activity across the rest of the region on this afternoon. It will be a chilly day for everyone, but especially in the mountains where highs will only hit the middle and upper 40s! Upstate locations will hold in the mid 50s on Saturday, with mostly sunny skies outside of any spotty showers.

Everything quiets down tonight, and it sets the stage for a frost and freeze across the Upstate and mountains as temperatures dip into the low to mid 30s. Make sure you cover or bring in the tender plants.

Snow accumulations in the mountains will range from 2″-4″ in elevations above 3,500 feet by Sunday morning. Parts of Swain and Graham Counties above 5,000 feet could pick up anywhere from 6″-8″ of accumulation!

Temperatures in the 60s and 70s will make a quick return Sunday through Tuesday.