Milder for a couple of days....

>> Thursday, January 22, 2009

Above is the latest edition of the Carolina Weather video. In it, I take a detailed look at the European model's solution for next week.

Another cold morning out there with temps in the upper teens to lower 20s in many spots. IN locations that still have some snow on the ground, black ice remains a concern this morning. So use caution.

Highs today will rebound into the mid to upper 40s with a sunny sky. Some spots might even touch 50. Tomorrow will be even milder with highs well up into the 50s to around 60 in spots.

A cold front will drop through here early Saturday and bring with it a chance of a few showers. However, rain amounts look very light. Behind that front, we will settle back into chilly weather for Sunday and I believe much of next week.

At this juncture, I think the GFS remains lost regarding next week's weather pattern. We are heading into a split flow pattern, and that often means lots of challenges in the forecast. Next week looks no different.

A big upper air low in the Southwest US looks to occasionally spit out pieces of energy that eventually bring precip chances into the Carolinas. Understand, we will not have a handle on the specifics of these precip chances until we are very close to the time they will occur. That is just the nature of this pattern.

But, as it stands now, I expect one wave of precip to move through around Tuesday. Again, details are and will remain uncertain for a while, but I do still think we will have to monitor for the possibility of some wintry weather in the Piedmont...mainly from ice. Stay tuned on that one.

And, we do have a winner from our snow contest back in December. We actually had three people who were all very close to being correct. The three closest were:

'Brad D' had a forecast of January 22
'T' had a forecast of January 18
'Junior Weather Man,'aka Brian C, had a forecast of the night of January 18 into January 19.

So, looks like Brian is our winner!

Below is the snow tally map from our event earlier this week.


Anonymous 8:13 AM  

the video isn't working.

Matthew East 8:21 AM  

Thanks for the note...something got messed up in the uploading process. Hopefully it is in the process of fixing now...should be available soon.

Matthew East 9:32 AM  

All is working now.

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