>> Friday, March 06, 2009
Above is today's edition of the Carolina Weather Video. Give it a watch.
It has been a wild stretch of weather around here. Soaking, even flooding rains last weekend preceded a significant bout of snow in the western Carolinas Sunday night into Monday morning. Extremely cold air followed the snow with highs 20 degrees below average Monday and Tuesday.
Now, we have seen a radical flip in the upper air pattern that is allowing very mild air to flood into our region. Highs today will be in the mid to upper 60s with mid to upper 70s over the weekend. The weekend will also be dry, so get out and enjoy!
As you might expect, changes will take place with time next week. A cold front will drop into the region late Monday and then lift back northward as a warm front Tuesday. I can't rule out a shower either day, although the best shower chances will likely hold off until Wednesday when a more significant cold front plows through.
Behind that front, we return to relatively chilly weather for the end of the week. And yes, I see some modeling continuing to advertise a nice cold air damming scenario as our next system, around next Friday, moves in. I am certainly not ready to commit to any type of winter weather scenario, but it is something I will watch in the coming days.
Upgrades continue here at the big 14. New monitors just went up here in the Triad weather office yesterday. We will be doing major systems overhauls in the coming weeks and months. There might be some hiccups along the way, but the end result will be an even better News 14 Carolina.
I am looking forward to a quieter weekend ahead. Last weekend, snow preps dominated the weekend with numerous conference calls, forecast, blog posts, etc... I am looking forward to a little down time this weekend.
Tomorrow afternoon, my wife has a baby shower, and then we have church Sunday. But outside of that, I am looking forward to just spending time with my family and relaxing. So, unless something changes, I will see you here Monday morning.
Enjoy the weekend!