Windy weather will continue tonight as a storm centered over upstate New York drives chilly air south into the Triangle. Tonight, the winds won’t be as strong as this afternoon but can still gust to 30 mph.
Skies will remain mainly clear and you will want a coat if you will be out later on as temperatures dip toward 40 F overnight.
Meanwhile, the colder air intersecting with the mountains is leading to an upsloping flow that is generating some snow in those areas.
There can be a coating to an inch in places like Boone and Asheville and some of the mountain tops will see a few inches. This combined with high winds gusting past 60 mph will lead to dangerous travel conditions, so if you are heading west into or through the mountains this afternoon and tonight, be prepared for a very difficult trip.
Another windy day is on tap for tomorrow but the winds won’t be as strong as we are seeing today. We also will stay cool as temperatures struggle to get above 60 — more typical for early March than early April and a big chance from the 70s and 80s of recent days.