A light layer of snow that greeted the Henderson County area Saturday morning was unlikely to cause problems on the roads or stick around for long.
The National Weather Service called for a 40 percent chance of snow through 4 o'clock this afternoon with accumulations of less than a half inch. The wet snow was OK for snowballs and a careful scraping of a clean surface might produce enough of the cold stuff for a bowl of snow cream. Aside from that, the area is without a big snow this season — so far.
As usual, the hyped snow coverage coming from WLOS in based on the fact that our market includes western NC counties that get a lot more snow than we do. The TV station gives us abundant video of Madison County's snow.
Around here the low tonight should fall to around 23. Sunday should be sunny but remain cool, with a high of only 41, the weather service said.
A chance of snow returns Tuesday night, with a 70 percent of rain and snow and a low of 31.
Here's the rest of the forecast:
• Monday, partly sunny, with a high near 50. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
• Tuesday, rain likely, mainly after 3 p.m. Tuesday night, rain and snow showers likely.
• Wednesday, a chance of snow showers, partly sunny, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Thursday, sunny, with a high near 49.
• Friday, sunny, with a high near 54.