Tracking a spring snow system

Elias Hubbard
March 21, 2018

Road crews began working on 12-hour shifts at 8 p.m. Tuesday night and will remain on call throughout the duration of the storm. Highs will only reach the low 40s on Wednesday.

There is a 40 to 60 inch base of machine-made snow on Appalachian Ski Mountain, but NBC Charlotte's meteorologists are forecasting it will receive anywhere from three to six inches of real snow.

Mostly cloudy skies and snow showers continue throughout the day on Wednesday.

"I'm really excited about it", said Sara Goldstein, visiting from South Florida, "cause we've never actually seen snow falling".

Elsewhere in the state, the storm was expected to bring up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) of snow.

Snow will continue through midday, before tapering off to snow showers in the afternoon.

"The snow should last through Wednesday morning, and it now appears we could see a 2"-4" snowfall from Louisville to the north and east, with up to 2" west and southwest of the area. Your terrain and location will determine how much snow you end up seeing. This snow is expected to be wet and heavy which, mixed with winds, can lead to power outages and impassable roads.

The heaviest snow will fall over southeast Indiana.

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration had crews pre-treat highways and bridges in northern counties in advance, as nighttime temperatures will increase the chance of roads refreezing. Saturday night lows dip to the upper 20s to low 30s, with continued chilly Sunday highs in the upper 30s to mid-40s.

Nearby low pressure will dissipate today as a strong storm system moves northeast from the Mid-Atlantic coast.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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