Sunday's strong cold front that brought everything from baseball-sized hail, to damaging winds, to tornadoes across the state will now usher in much cooler air for the start of the work week.
Monday will feel chilly in comparison to the 80s many enjoyed over the weekend. With winds shifting back to the northwest, expect highs to only reach into the 50s for most across the Piedmont with upper 30s in the mountains. The chance for upslope rain and snow showers will continue in the mountains into Monday night, where light snow accumulations of up to 2" will be possible for areas above 3500 feet. Any kind of shower action will also be coupled with gusty winds in the mountains, where Wind Advisories remain in effect for Ashe, Watauga, and Avery counties into Monday evening.
Clouds will continue to clear across the lower elevations overnight, leading to a cold start to Tuesday morning, where many will be waking up to temperatures near the freezing mark. Despite the cold start to the day, Tuesday should bring a quick rebound back into the mid/upper 60s for daytime highs under lots of sunshine. In fact, by Wednesday, many should be approaching and, perhaps, breaking 80 degrees once again!
Conditions will remain relatively quiet for the remainder of the work week. A cold front moving in late Wednesday into Thursday will bring a small chance for showers in the mountains. The Piedmont, however,will get to enjoy abundant amounts of sunshine through Saturday with temperatures at or slightly below average.