2020-2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Appalachians

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See long range weather forecasts for the next 60 days from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Our long range forecasts can be used to make more informed decisions about future plans that depend on the weather, from vacations and weddings to sporting events and outdoor activities.

To see long term forecasts for the entire year, pick up a copy of The 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac, available online and in stores.

Note: Long range forecasts are regional, not city-specific.

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December 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Appalachians
DatesWeather Conditions
Dec 1-7Showers, then sunny, mild
Dec 8-17Showers, then flurries, cold
Dec 18-25Periods of rain and snow, mild
Dec 26-31Snow showers, very cold
Decembertemperature 35° (1° below avg.)
precipitation 2.5" (0.5" below avg.)

January 2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Appalachians
DatesWeather Conditions
Jan 1-9Snow showers; cold, then mild
Jan 10-12Sunny, frigid
Jan 13-17Snow, then flurries, cold
Jan 18-22Rain to snow
Jan 23-27Rain and snow
Jan 28-31Snow showers, cold
Januarytemperature 28° (2° below avg.)
precipitation 2.5" (1" above avg., north, 1" below south)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2020 to October 2021

Winter will be warmer than normal, with precipitation above normal in the north and below normal in the south. The coldest periods will be in mid- and late December and throughout January. Snowfall will be below normal, with the snowiest period in early March. April and May will be warmer and drier than normal, with an early hot spell in early to mid-April. Summer will be drier than normal, with temperatures near normal in the north and below normal in the south. The hottest periods will be in early June and mid-August. September and October will be cooler and rainier than normal.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 3

About the Appalachians Region

The Appalachians long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: MARYLAND (Aspen Hill, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville), NEW YORK (Binghamton, Cortland, Elmira, Ithaca, Johnson City), NORTH CAROLINA (Asheville, Hickory, Lenoir, Morganton, Winston-Salem), PENNSYLVANIA (Allentown, Bethlehem, Lancaster, Reading, Scranton), VIRGINIA (Burke, Dale City, Lynchburg, Reston, Roanoke), WEST VIRGINIA (Martinsburg).

Appalachians Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Appalachians long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2020 to October 2021

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2020 to October 2021 for Appalachians Region

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Correction

This is for a wedding in Roan Mountain , TN, forgot to include before!

Can you tell me the forecast

Can you tell me the forecast for Lynchburg, VA on September 15th and October 27th? Those are two choices we have to consider for an outdoor event.

Wedding in march

My wedding is the last weekend in March. What is the predicted weather/temperature around that time?

Wedding

Vow renewal ceremony 3/31/2019 6:30 pm at lovers key.
Will the weather cooperate?

Road conditions?

I'm planning to drive a friend from Mt. Airy, NC to the Greensboro, NC airport on Feb. 5 between 6:30 and 8 a.m. What do you think the roads will be like? I see snow and cold predicted for the 4th and rain and mild for the 5th.

May 4th 2019 weather

Hello! I am getting married on May 4th in Lynchburg, VA. What is the weather prediction for that day? Is it supposed to rain? What is the average temperature prediction? Thanks so much!

End of September

Planning our Gettysburg wedding for September 28th 2019. It's been super rainy the past few years, so I'm curious what the almanac predicts for that weekend?

Winter wedding

Hello, I am trying to work out a good date for my wedding but am trying to figure out a date. We were going for 1/11/2020 but if there is going to be a big snow storm than we will change the date.

Wedding

Planning an outdoor wedding for the weekend of July 13-14, 2019 weekend in Somerset, VA. Any chance for rain?

Fundraiser dates

Hello, I am hoping to host a fundraiser that would occur on two separate dates. Right now I have it set as April 26th and May 1st. Is there a chance of rain for either of those days?

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