The rain storm that flooded California, soaked Texas and is now drenching the Gulf states and Tennessee Valley is now moving towards the mid-Atlantic coast.

As it runs into the cold air over the Carolinas and Virginia, the rain will change to snow and the Smokies, the Piedmont and portions of the Appalachians will get walloped with huge amounts of snow.

This storm has the potential to produce one to two feet of snow over western sections of North Carolina. So, it’s wreaking havoc from coast to coast over the southern half of the nation.

However, the northern portion of the nation remains dry and cold. High pressure will continue to block any northward movement of the storm.

We did see a couple of flurries but that has to do with the cold air pouring into the region.

Saturday night’s low will be in the 20s to near 30.

Sunday will climb to around 40. More of the same for Sunday night into Monday. In fact, that is the forecast for most of the week.

By Saturday, a new storm will approach but by then, most of the cold air will have passed and next weekend’s storm could turn out to be mostly rain.