>> Friday, December 14, 2007
Big system approaching for the weekend. We will have a classic CAD (cold air damming) setup later tonight through Saturday night.
Clouds will roll in tonight and rain will develop in as Saturday unfolds. It is a close call, but I think most of the Charlotte and Triad viewing area will only see a cold rain...no wintry weather issues. However, the northwest Piedmont and foothills could very well see a period of freezing rain Saturday afternoon and evening. In the Triad viewing area, Surry county is under a Freezing Rain Advisory tomorrow afternoon and evening. In the northwest Piedmont and foothills, some icing could occur, mainly on elevated surfaces such as trees and power lines. Some slick spots on bridges and overpasses will be possible as well.
Keep it tuned to News 14 Carolina on television for all of the latest weather information.
I am still hopeful for some good rain amounts out of this system. With systems like these, there is always an area that receives less rain than surrounding areas, but I think at least 0.5" and possibly over 1" of rain are possible with the heaviest rain falling Saturday evening.
Sunday will be very windy with wind gusts to 40 or 50mph possible as arctic air arrives. And I still think some teens are possible Tuesday morning. Brrr.....