7:00 AM | Coastal storm produces major ice storm today in North Carolina and southern Virginia, but it only skirts the I-95 corridor; milder on Saturday and colder on Sunday

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, cold, just a slight chance for a little snow, sleet or rain later in the day south and east of Philly, highs in the upper 30's

Tonight

Becoming partly cloudy, cold, lows in the low-to-mid 20’s

Saturday

Partly-to-mostly sunny, becoming noticeably milder, upper 40’s

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for snow or rain showers late, lows near 30 degrees

Sunday

Chance for a snow or rain shower early then becoming partly-to-mostly sunny, colder, low 40’s

Monday

Partly sunny, breezy, milder, low 50's

Tuesday

Partly sunny, quite mild, mid-to-upper 50’s

Wednesday

Cloudy, turning colder, breezy, chance for rain or perhaps rain changing to snow, near 40

Discussion

A coastal storm will produce a serious ice storm today across the mountains of central and western North Carolina and southwestern Virginia, but it will only skirt the I-95 corridor with perhaps a little snow, ice or rain just south and east of the big cities. Dry conditions will return to the region on Saturday as the coastal low pulls well away into the North Atlantic and it’ll become noticeably milder along with some sunshine. However, the next cold front is just upstream and it will generate a couple of rain or snow showers around here late Saturday night/early Sunday and then usher in slightly colder air for Sunday. Temperatures will then rebound again quite noticeably on Monday, and Tuesday promises to be quite mild with highs way up in the 50's before colder air returns to the region at mid-week. That return of colder air around mid-week will likely be accompanied by a significant storm which could produce rain or perhaps rain changing to snow in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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