The chance of precipitation is 60 percent with new snow accumulation of less than one-half inch possible. Thomas is forecast aficionado who recalls Wilson community weatherman Joe Overman's broadcasts on WVOT radio.
However, the predictions are early and forecasters said it is hard to pinpoint exactly where snow may fall so far in advance.
In the West, the strongest storm of the season will soak much of Southern California over the next several days, the National Weather Service warned.
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THIS AFTERNOON: Skies will be mostly cloudy with rain showers likely. Areas of patchy frost may develop late Thursday night into early Friday morning.
"The air will be cooler than midweek but with fairly light winds, so any sunshine will feel warm".
He said: "Long-range forecasts show a greater than usual chance of cold spells over Easter and into April".
Once the winter weather threat this weekend passes, "it looks like things will start to turn a little milder for us", Pydynowski said.
According to many forecasters, March is described as a "transition month" where snowfall during spring and Easter is not surprising.
"Fortunately, and unfortunately, we've got a lot of experience", said Peco spokesman Doug Oliver.
With high pressure holding on into the weekend, we'll keep Saturday and Sunday dry. North winds could blow in a few leftover showers to the Cape Fear Region and, not too far to the north, snow is possible!
Amid predictions of a third "Beast", BBC weather presenter Simon King tweeted: "Who likes trilogies?"
Temperatures will hover in the mid 30s this afternoon, then drop slowly into the lower 30s this evening and overnight.