Arctic Air on the Move...

>> Tuesday, January 13, 2009

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

There is an area of low pressure riding northeastward off of the Carolina coast today, and that is bringing rain to places like Wilmington and the Outer Banks. However, most of the Piedmont will remain dry with just some mid and high level clouds.

The sky will clear tonight with lows in the 20s. Tomorrow will feature a good bit of sun and highs in the 40s. The NC mountains will pick up some accumulating snow showers tonight.

The big weather storm remains the arctic air heading our way. This will be the coldest air so far this season. Highs Friday will likely be in the 20s with lows way down in the teens Friday and Saturday morning. It remains possible that some outlying spots could dip into the single digits as well.

As far as precip is concerned, for the next 5-7 days it will mainly depend on upper level energy diving in here from the northwest. Typically, you don't get big precip events that way unless everything lines up exactly right. With that said, I have included a possibility of a little light snow in the forecast for Sunday. The GFS has been relatively consistent in showing some light precip around that times, and the Euro model shows a nice upper air disturbance rolling into the region Sunday and/or Monday. However, the exact nature of any precip chance, if it occurs at all, remains in question.

At this point, it does not look like a big deal.


junior weather man 7:38 PM  

hey. i watched your video this morning and you said something like the European model is showing that the clipper Sunday could put down a quick 2-4 inches of snow-is that still in your forecast or has that changed any?

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