>> Friday, December 09, 2011
An area of low pressure is forming offshore today and will spread some rain into coastal parts of the region. However, that will remain well east of most Piedmont locations. We have some mid and high level clouds out there ahead of our next cold front with highs today in the 50s.
That cold front will pass through in dry fashion tonight, and the weekend will feature lots of sun with fairly cool temperatures. Highs tomorrow will be in the lower 50s...some upper 40s in some spots....and then I think most Piedmont spots will be in the 40s Sunday.
Another big trough digs in our west early next week, and again, the forecast challenge for next week will be how and when that energy moves from the western US into eastern parts of the country. At the moment, I think out next best chance of rain will be from late Thursday into Friday, but the timing is certainly subject to change.
Snow fans getting concerned....
First of all, it's just mid-December. Typically, this region has most of it's snowfall in January and February. Second of all, I don't think it is time yet to throw in the towel for wintry weather chances for the month of December yet. Let's see how the pattern shakes out for the second half of the month.