>> 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.