April Weather: Snow, yes, snow, forecasted for this week

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No, this isn’t click bait, fake news or a belated April fools joke. Weather forecasters at the National Weather Service are actually calling for snow to fall from the sky over much of our region Thursday night and into this weekend.

If you’re like me, you’re well on your way to recovering from the first sunburn of the year and news of snow accumulations is the last thing you had in mind for this weekend, unfortunately, Old Man Winter isn’t going away without a fight.

As my old granny would say, “You could’ve knocked me over with a feather when I first heard this.”

The forecast for much of Central Appalachia is “15 to 30 mph [winds] with gusts up to 50 mph on Thursday afternoon through Friday night.  Light snow accumulations are expected Thursday night and Friday night.”

The cold temperatures are expected to come on the heels of potentially severe thunderstorms that are forecasted to make their way through the mountains on Wednesday night.  “The primary threat is damaging winds,” stated the Weather Service.

Compared to others portions of the nation, we’re actually getting off quite luckily with this week’s snowfall.  By Tuesday afternoon, more than 20 inches of snow had fallen in Colorado, as the cold air mass inches towards the mountains of Appalachia.

Sorry for being the bearer of bad news, please remember, we’re just the messenger!

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