GREENSBORO, N.C. -- An Arctic cold front is on the move and it is set to serve the Triad it's first taste of winter weather as early as Tuesday afternoon.
The cold front will begin to produce light rain across the Foothills and Piedmont of North Carolina as early as noon on Tuesday. Temperatures at this point will likely be in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.
Once the precipitation begins temperatures will drop off fairly quickly. Through the rest of the afternoon the cold front will move from northwest to southeast ushering in arctic air as it moves through. This arctic air will literally be chasing the limited moisture that will be available for precipitation.
The light rain early Tuesday afternoon is expected to begin to mix with some snow through 5 pm with the possibility of a full transition to all snow by 7 pm. If there is a full transition to all snow little to no accumulation is expected, but if there is it would be seen first on elevated surfaces and grassy areas. Even if a light dusting occurs it will likely not hang around for long as ground temperatures in the area range from 50°-60°.
The main story after the chance of snow will be arctic chill that will invade the Triad for the next few days. A stiff wind out of the northwest Tuesday night will be between 10-15 mph which will drop wind chill values in the teens by Wednesday morning.
Cold air will continue to invade the Triad Wednesday which will keep high temperatures only in the low and middle 40s.
The arctic air will slowly release its grip on the Triad on Thursday, but not before temperatures start the day in the low and middle 20s. High temperatures Thursday will be around 50° and then 55° on Friday.
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