>> Saturday, November 29, 2008

I am in for the weekend shift in the Charlotte and Triad zones this weekend.

Classic wedge event us unfolding for the Piedmont today with temps hovering in the 40s for much of the day and occasional, mainly light rain. That will continue tonight.

I will say the airmass that has pushed into the Triad area is much drier than the model indicated. With that in mind, I think a few sleet pellets or snow flakes could be mixed in at times, but that should not be a big deal.

The main storm system will approach tomorrow, and that is when the have the highest potential for some heavier rates of rain. There will be a pretty sharp gradient northwest to southeast in the rain totals, but some folks might pick up over an inch.

Overall, the new week will be fairly cool with temperatures a bit below average most days.

I am keeping an eye on next weekend. That is a time period I have been highlighting for a while for storm potential, and there has been a decent system showing up on most modeling around Saturday. In fact, taken at face value, last night's run of the Canadian model and yesterday's European model was a big snowstorm for the western Carolinas.

Below are those runs of the Canadian and the Euro I mentioned for next weekend.


Mild Black Friday....Chilly Rain on the Way...

>> Friday, November 28, 2008

Above is today's edition of the Carolina Weather Video.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. In the East household, we had a nice Thanksgiving. My wife prepared a beautiful and spectacular dinner with all of the was really something. I am so thankful for all of the blessings God has bestowed on me. He has blessed me more than I could have ever imagined or deserved, no doubt.

So we Thanksgiving dinner, and then we began the annual routine of beginning to put out the Christmas decorations. Now, the only holiday I really go all out for in terms of decorations is Christmas. I love decorating for Christmas, and I always like to start on Thanksgiving afternoon.

This year was no exception...we got a large portion of the outdoor decorations put out yesterday afternoon. Today, after work I will watch the Egg Bowl (Mississippi State-Ole Miss football game, for those that don't know), up to the roof I will go to put the roof lights up. After that, if time allows, the inside decorating will begin. Love it.

In terms of the weather, one more relatively mild day today with highs in the lower 60s in most spots. Big changes take place by tomorrow with highs tomorrow and Sunday only in the 40s as rain chances arrive. We will see one wave of rain move through the Carolinas tomorrow, and then a second wave, probably heavier and more significant, move through Sunday. It will be chilly, but this is mainly a rain event for the Piedmont. With that said, I can't rule out a few snow flakes or sleet pellets mixed in there at some point, but that would not be a big deal...just not enough cold air around for anything big in terms of wintry weather.

As colder air invades behind the system, the mountains will likely get a pretty good thumping of snow Sunday night and Monday. A couple of snow showers are even possible in the Piedmont Monday.

It will be chilly into mid-week next week, and then a push of arctic air could move in here by next weekend. We shall see....


>> Thursday, November 27, 2008

Everyone have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving! Thanks be to God for all of His rich blessings!


Cool Sunshine...

>> Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Above is today's edition of the Carolina Weather Video.

I am short on time this morning....lots of behind the scenes stuff at work today. See the video for details to our forecast. Interesting system Sunday into Monday...close to wintry precip.....but nothing to get excited about yet.


Another Push of Chilly Air

>> Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Above is today's edition of the Carolina Weather Video.

Breezy conditions today as another push of colderair settles in. Lows tonight will drop down into the upper 20s in many spots.

The weather for the big travel day tomorrow as well as Thanksgiving looks very quiet with lots of sun and relatively cool temps.

By Friday, the GFS continues to advertise a rain chance pushing through the Piedmont.

There is the potential for another storm system to affect the Carolinas Sunday into Monday. I will say that it could be a relatively close call in terms of some possible wintry precip, but as of now, I am thinking just a cold rain potential.


Carolina Weather Video - Monday Edition

>> Monday, November 24, 2008

A quick hit of some mainly light rain is moving through at midday. The better and more widespread rain chances arrive this evening.


Monday Morning...

Good morning on this Thanksgiving week! I am off today....will be back in the office tomorrow. So, at least this video. I am off to a function with my 3 year old this morning.

A cold front will move through tonight and bring us a quick shot of rain. This will not be a long-duration event, but many spots could pick up a quarter of half an inch of rain.

Another rain-maker will move through toward the end of the week....and if you are looking for winter weather, I still think the pattern as we get into December looks favorable overall. But I can't hone in on anything specific just yet. We may come up empty, but the overall pattern still looks pretty good to me.

Also, upon further review, I saw yesterday that the official low Saturday morning in Charlotte was in fact 13! Wow! Didn't have a chance to post that yesterday.....very impressive!


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