RALEIGH — A blast of colder air is expected to move into Central North Carolina Tuesday night.  As this cold air replaces the warmer temperatures of today, there is also a storm system moving toward our state from the Northwest bringing with it the chance of some precipitation.

Katie Roussy is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Raleigh.  She says parts of Northwestern North Carolina could get some snow, but don’t expect any here in the Triangle.

“It’s still going to be really cold when the system comes down Tuesday into Wednesday, but it looks like there’s not going to be a whole lot of moisture to work with,” Roussy says. “Across at least central North Carolina we’re not expecting any wintery precip with this.”

She says the system is strong enough to bring some accumulation to the mountains.

“They would have the best chance at seeing some measurable snow in those regions,” Roussy says.

Roussy also explains a Nor’easter could form off the Tar Heel coast and head up the Atlantic.

“There does look like there could be a storm that develops offshore, and at least for Central North Carolina, it’s going to be far enough off shore to where it’s not going to affect us,” Roussy says.

Stayed tuned to WCHL and Chapelboro.com for all the latest weather, especially as we enter into the winter season when these storms from the Northwest could catch us by surprise.