Cold this morning with a few icy roads


DISCUSSION: Despite the fact that most of us aren’t seeing anymore snowfall today, slick spots are still around on some of the side roads and untreated surfaces. Be sure to watch your step on the way out the door and drive carefully today.

Wednesday planner.

Temperatures will remain cold today. We start things out in the 20s feeling quite frosty this morning. Despite sunshine in the afternoon, our highs will only make it into the low to mid 30s as this arctic air mass sticks around briefly for the middle of the week.

Next chance for rain comes Friday.

Thursday is looking like another dry one as well with slightly warmer temperatures. Highs should be able to return to the low 40s. High pressure will stick with us briefly, so conditions are looking calmer before our next disturbance arrives to start the weekend.

Our next storm system arrives on Friday, which will a return to our wet weather. The center of the storm from southwest to northeast through the Carolinas, bringing showers to the region. For Friday morning, our temperatures will be cold enough to support a little bit of mixing early on. However, most of the moisture with this system will still be off to our south early on, so we aren’t expecting widespread wintry precipitation. Showers will become more widespread by the afternoon, though everything will fall as just rain as our temperatures climb into the 40s.

Overnight temperatures into Saturday will only drop into the mid to upper 30s as we continue to see plain rain showers falling across the area. Highs for Saturday afternoon will climb into the middle to upper 40s as more rain falls through the day. Later on, it looks like some more wintry weather will return. The arrival of colder air on the back end of this system will help us mix in some snow Saturday evening and overnight into Sunday. Accumulation shouldn’t be much more than a light coating for some of us by the morning. However, the western slopes could see a few inches and snow showers will linger later into the day on Sunday as well before tapering off.

After that another storm system looks to roll in to kick off the work week. We will see mainly rain Monday, some of which could get a bit heavy through the evening and overnight. Some rain will linger through Tuesday, but we should be drying things out by the second half of the day. Temperatures look to be near average for the start of the week with highs in the 40s before colder temperatures return by Wednesday.

Much of November featured temperatures that are below average, which has allowed us to feel almost like winter at times. For the most part though, our daytime and overnight temperatures have stayed above the freezing mark of 32 degrees and most of our precipitation has fallen as rain. Changes are in store this month though as snow becomes a more regular thing every week. To get a general idea of amounts, our average snowfall for the month of December is 12.9 inches (We normally pick up just between 2 to 3 inches in November).

10 Day Forecast.

Cold with some icy roads early. Highs in the 30s.
Another pretty cold night with lows in the 20s.
Dry and cool with highs near 40.
Rain likely. Highs in the low to mid 40s.
Rain showers. Mixing possible late. Highs in the 40s.
Lingering flurries, then dry. Highs in the upper 30s and low 40s.
Rain returns. Highs in the 40s.
Unsettled early, drying out later. Highs in the 40s.
Looking dry, but cooler. Highs in the 30s.
Dry and sunny. Highs in the 40s.
Rain possible. Highs in the 40s.

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