>> Tuesday, December 31, 2013
First of all, quiet weather will unfold today and tomorrow. No problems....
Then on Thursday, our next system will approach. This system looks to bring some rain to the piedmont Thursday afternoon and evening and some snow to the mountains, especially on the backside of the system.
Friday looks quite cold with piedmont highs possibly struggling to make it to around freezing. Then many spots could see lows in the teens Saturday morning.
I am carefully watching the potential for a more significant blast of cold air early next week. In short, the European model has been quite consistent in indicating a pretty historic shot of arctic air for much of the eastern US Sunday-Tuesday next week. I get into all of the graphics associated with this in today's video, but the Euro ensemble mean, while certainly not quite as extreme as the operational European, generally agrees with the operational solution.
The 0z GFS is COMPLETELY different... no arctic air into the Southeast early next week. However, the Canadian is very much in agreement with the European, and I have gone that direction with my forecast.
Again, see the video for much, much more...