Brief burst of snow possible today... cold and dry for Thanksgiving...

>> Wednesday, November 27, 2013

As a piece of upper level energy ripples through today, many foothill and piedmont spots could have a brief burst of snow. It might even be enough to whiten some rooftops or grassy areas, but it will not be a big deal.

Cold and dry weather then settles in.

See today's video for much more on that, as well as a look at the weather if you are traveling today.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Minor winter weather event tomorrow morning.... lots of rain tomorrow....

>> Monday, November 25, 2013

Please see today's video for lots of details about our incoming storm system. 

Arctic air remains entrenched across the region today. Highs will struggle to make it into the lower 40s this afternoon.

Our next system is in the Lower Mississippi Valley and the Gulf Coast region, and it will begin to spread precip in tonight. Our airmass is very dry, and as the precipitation arrives, evaporation will take place. So, I expect many folks will see a little sleet tonight as the precip first arrives. Then, as temperatures cool to near or just below freezing, a period of freezing rain looks possible in parts of the region.

Any freezing rain will quickly transition to a soaking, chilly rain tomorrow morning, and the rain will continue into tomorrow night. There is no high pressure in the Northeast to provide a feed of fresh, cold air, so the freezing rain will be self-limiting as warmer air aloft is drawn down to the surface.

In terms of ice accumulation, anybody down to around the I-85 corridor is fair game to pick up a brief, minor glazing on elevated surfaces early tomorrow morning. As you head deeper into the foothills and mountains, that is where some places could briefly see 0.10" or so of ice accumulation with up to 0.20" possible in the coldest, most protected locations.

Once the rain settles in, it will be significant. Look for widespread 1-2"+ amounts.

Thanksgiving and Friday look cold and dry. 


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