Cold air and clippers...

>> Thursday, January 16, 2014

The snow band continues to rapidly exit to the east through central NC early this morning. Some areas did indeed pick up a dusting of snow, but as expected, this was not a big deal.

Another clipper will move through tomorrow. The moisture now looks more limited with that one, so I have removed snow shower chances from my forecast, outside of the mountains.

Saturday will be cold with some piedmont spots failing to reach 40 for a high.

Another clipper will move in Saturday night into Sunday morning. Again, moisture will be limited, but there is a slight chance that a couple of snow showers could break containment from the mountains. But I wouldn't hold your breath.

Looks like we are gearing up for a big shot of cold air next week. This could be an airmass where our highs fail to reach freezing in parts of the piedmont by Tuesday or Wednesday. And, as I show on the video, it sure looks like the pattern is heading toward one that favors more sustained cold for the eastern US from next week into early February.

See the video for more...


Some snow showers by this evening...

>> Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Our next storm system is knocking on our door this morning, and that system will spread some snow through the mountains today, and then late this afternoon and early this evening, some rain showers will try to work into the piedmont. Then, as the cold air aloft floods in, rain showers will kick over to snow showers in many foothill and piedmont spots. Not everybody will see the snow... it will be hit and miss.... but I expect some flakes to fly for many.

Not much moisture for this one to work with, but this is a setup where I anticipate a band of snow to develop somewhere in the region. Within that band, some generally minor accumulations could occur, mainly on grassy areas and rooftops. However, it bears watching to see if any heavier areas of snow develop, as sometimes happens in this type of setup.

Another round of snow shower potential is on the way for Friday, depending on how that disturbance behaves.

Take a look at today's video:


Rain exits today... some rain to snow showers for some late tomorrow...

>> Tuesday, January 14, 2014

We are entering an active period where several disturbances will rapidly pivot through the region through the end of the week. The disturbance tomorrow afternoon/ evening as well as Friday afternoon/ night could produce a rain shower to snow shower scenario for some in the region.

See the video for all of the details:


Quiet Monday weather... some rain later tonight into tomorrow... a little snow later in the week?

>> Monday, January 13, 2014

Back in the saddle this morning after some time away on vacation this week. It was a pretty wild weather week with arctic cold and then severe storms Saturday morning.

We will follow up a quiet weather Sunday with a nice day today. High clouds will be on the increase, and highs will top out in the upper 50s and lower 60s. 

Rain will spread in tonight and extend into tomorrow morning. However, this doesn't look like an overly heavy rain event. 

A pretty potent upper level disturbance will swing through Wednesday and should wring out some rain or snow showers. At this point though, I am not expecting enough precipitation for it to be a big deal. 

Thursday and Friday look like chilly and dry days, and then we await the next piece of upper level energy Friday night into Saturday morning.

The European model continues to orientate the energy in a way that produces some snow in a good portion of the region while the GFS remained dry with the 0z run. The Canadian model printed out a bit of snow, but it was very light.

See the video for more.....


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