>> Saturday, January 13, 2007
The weather is quiet, but it is certainly a busy work day for me. As I have mentioned, I am covering both the Triad and Charlotte markets this evening. Also, News 14 Carolina is carrying a Charlotte Bobcats game tonight, so there is some extra work involved with that. Add to those items the fact that the forecast next week is a very complex and complicated one....pass the tylenol. Don't get me wrong; I am not complaining at all....I love my work. But, it has been non-stop.....
A big ice storm continues for parts of the Plains states, especially in Oklahoma and Missouri. And, more ice and snow is on the way Sunday. The temperature contrast in Tecas is amazing. At this hour (6pm), the temp in Dallas is 32 with freezing drizzle while Lufkin, TX has a temp of 74! Amazing.....
That arctic front has stalled, as expected, this evening, and it won't move much tomorrow. However, the front will head our way again Monday and should move through later Monday night. Until then, it will remain very warm with lows of lower 70s for highs around our area Sunday and Monday.
However, I think Tuesday is a day with primarily falling temps through the 40s, and I still think many of us will not make it out of the 30s Wednesday or Thursday. As the front moves through, some showers look possible Monday night into Tuesday morning. A few snow flurries could mix in Tuesday morning, but it does not look like a big deal.
The models are really all over the place for second half of next week. Almost all modelling wants to being in some overrunning precip by the weekend, but any details further than that are anybody's guess right now. In fact, the GFS bring overrunning precip in here as early as Thursday, but most other modelling is much slower than that.
I think all options are open next week, with anything from wintry weather to slightly above average temps being possible in the Thursday-Saturday time-frame. My lean at this point is toward primarily a chilly rain arriving late in the week, but I would not be shocked if some sort of wintry weather issues must be addressed across North Carolina. But, at this point, it is still completely up in the air.
Everyone have a great night. Thanks for reading!