Frankly, my love for snow is being overcome with my fascination in this system.
First, temps and dewpoints are CRASHING to our north and west.
Go this link and then hover over "dew," which is dewpoints. You can see the arctic air pouring in from the northwest. As precip falls through this drier air it will cool the surface temperature.
Dewpoints in the mid 20s have made it as far as Henderson County.
Now, check out this radar loop.
Clearly, we are going to see precipitation.
Now, the fascinating part -- will the cold air beat or meet the precip?
This is why this is such an unusual system and why the professional forecasters have been pulling their hair out over it.
Good news: There has been a changover to snow in some places in N. Ga.
More good news: NAM puts us back in to about .4-.5 inches of precip.
Bad news: Clearly the models overestimated the speed at which cold air would arrive.
Verdict: There aren't many times you can be 2-4 hours away from an event and STILL not know what's going to happen.
I think we will see snow today -- whether it's a quick burst at the end of a long rain or accumulating snows remains to be seen.
Watch that radar and local observations for the verdict.
IMPORTANT: Rutherford County posters -- please share your conditions as well as Cleveland County folks on the west side of the county -- when you turn sharply colder, the rest of us will be soon to follow. Also, it will be interesting to know the intensity of the precip band that's moving in, so Gaffney folks and others on the southwest, let us know how hard it rains at the start.
Let's not give up hope!