Another fantastic weekend...

>> Friday, November 12, 2010

It seems essentially every weekend since late summer has been fantastic....and this one will be no different. Look for highs today to top out in the mid to upper 60s will full sunshine. A sunny sky continues for Saturday with highs in the upper 60s to around 70, and Sunday will still feature lots of sun and highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Our next system is still set to arrive by Tuesday. There is still some question as to the exact timing of the system, but overall Tuesday still looks to be the day when most of the rain occurs. With that said, I can't rule out some showers trying to creep in later Monday. Highs will remain in the 60s.

Mid-week next week looks very quiet.

Next cold shot....

It appears a pretty decent shot of cold air will move in by the end of next work week. Highs will likely return to the 50s by Friday.

Thanksgiving week....

Lots of uncertainty. Extremely cold air will arrive in Canada next week and begin to bleed into the northern US with time as we head toward next weekend. A lot of modeling keeps the coldest air bottled up a little to our north for Thanksgiving week, but I don't think that is a certainty yet. Considering the magnitude of the cold air that will move into the northern US, conventional wisdom tells me that at some point later this month, we will get into that.


Terrific Veterans Day Weather...

>> Thursday, November 11, 2010

First of all, a huge 'thank you' to all who served to protect our lives and liberties. We honor you and thank you for your service.

In terms of the weather, you can't draw it up much better than what we have on tap again today. Again, lots of sun is on the way with highs in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

We will continue to see a primarily sunny sky tomorrow through the weekend with highs in the mid to upper 60s....maybe some lower 70s in spots.

Next storm system...

It looks like the bulk of the rain from our next storm system will roll through Tuesday of next week. This will occur as a wave of low pressure rides up from the Gulf of Mexico and through our region.

Cold air later this month??

The computer models are all over the place with the possibility of a cold plunge later this month. As is often the case when we are looking at a true arctic plunge into the US in the 7-14 day range, the models are really struggling and inconsistent.

I am fully confident that some very cold air will invade the northern US later next week. Where and how quickly it moves from there is still very debatable, but I still favor the idea of colder air settling into our region around Thanksgiving week. But nothing is set in stone yet. With the degree and depth of cold air that will likely move into the northern states next week, it is almost inevitable that it will make it into our area at some juncture.


Quiet, pleasant weather marches on...

>> Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Our extremely quiet weather week rolls on today with lots of sunshine and pleasant afternoon temperatures. Highs will be a touch cooler today than yesterday, with most Piedmont spots hitting the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Sunshine will remain a fixture in our forecast right on into the upcoming weekend. Highs tomorrow through Sunday will largely be in the 60s, with morning lows dipping into the 30s again Friday and Saturday morning.

Next week...

Our next system will emerge from the Gulf of Mexico and spread some rain into the region next work week. As of now, the timing has slowed a bit, with the best chances for rain likely occurring Tuesday into Wednesday.

Cold blast later this month??

A huge ridge will go up along the Pacific coast next week while another ridge also develops near or just west of Greenland. This will allow some pure arctic air to begin to pour into North America. As far as the US is concerned, we will likely see that cold air begin to make a southward plunge later next week.

For our region, I still think a big blast of cold will settle in later this month, and I will continue to say anytime from around the 20th into Thanksgiving week is fair game.


Terrific Tuesday

>> Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Marvelous weather will unfold today with a sunny sky and most Piedmont highs in the lower 70s. Excellent stuff.

As a whole, the weather the rest of the week will be very quiet and very nice. Highs from tomorrow through the weekend will be a bit cooler than yesterday and today, but we are still talking 60s for highs with lots of sun.

Our next system will not arrive until Monday and Tuesday of next week, so we should remain dry through the weekend.

Next cold shot....

I am eying the period around November 20, give or take a day or two, as the time-frame for our next blast of cold air. Look like a big plunge of cold air will begin to invade the northern Plains later on next week, and that cold air should be able to surge into our region later on toward the weekend or so.

Winter Outlook....

If you have not seen it, my 2010-2011 Winter Outlook is linked at the top of the left column, and the Winter Forecast Video is docked in the right column.


Milder afternoon temps

>> Monday, November 08, 2010

It was another frosty start to our day on this Monday with lows in the Piedmont in the upper 20s to lower 30s. However, some warmer afternoon temps are on the way, and highs today will top out in the mid 60s for most.

Lows tonight will still be chilly, but we should be above the frost and freeze range in most spots with lows in the upper 30s to lower 40s. We will continue the modifying trend in the high temp department tomorrow with highs around 70 or so under a sunny sky.

The weather right through the rest of the week and even into the weekend looks to be rather docile. We will see another area of high pressure build from eastern Canada down the eastern side of the mountains later this week, but all it will do this time around is knock our highs back down into the 60s. I still expect lots of sun through the week.

Our next significant storm system will likely not move in until Monday or even Tuesday of next week.


Tomas is no longer a classified system, and the Atlantic Basin is quiet today.


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