GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The latest long range forecast models are beginning to suggest that by next Wednesday there will be a storm system that could bring the Triad it's first snow of the season.
WFMY News 2 Meteorologists will be tracking Arctic air diving south out of Canada through the beginning of next week. This Arctic air will likely be near the Tennessee-North Carolina border on Tuesday. As the leading edge of the cold air approaches forecast models are suggesting the development of an area of low pressure that could bring all of the necessary ingredients together to produce snow.
It is with this area of low pressure where a lot of the uncertainty resides as it's development, location and track will greatly determine how the forecast plays out. At this time, however, it appears that the precipitation will begin to arrive early Wednesday morning and could last into Thursday morning.
It is still too early to put much confidence in this forecast, but as the days go by the confidence will grow. Continue to check back with WFMY News 2 and digtriad.com for the latest forecast. At this point the WFMY News 2 Meteorologists are forecasting for a 40% chance of precipitation.
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Greensboro's average first accumulating snowfall (2"+) isn't until January 7th with Winston-Salem's average first snow occurring on December 30th. Greensboro and Winston-Salem's earliest accumulating snowfall was on November 9, 1971 and November 6, 1953 respectively. Regardless, of what happens next Wednesday one thing for sure is that it wouldn't be the earliest accumulating snowfall on record.
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