Rain Arrives Monday. Snow By Tuesday PM


DISCUSSION: Tonight will bring increasing clouds, but rain looks to hold off until very early Monday morning. Cloud coverage will help keep our temperatures a bit more mild than last night as many of us fall into the upper 30s and low 40s. Expect rain before you wake up Monday morning.

Tonight’s Forecast

Warmer temperatures in the upper 50s are in store for Monday. Rain continues to move in ahead of our next system, so have grab the rain gear and be ready for showers as we start out the week. We will see winds from the southwest at 10-15 MPH.

The Day Ahead

The front itself moves through on Tuesday. Rain could be heavy at times especially through the middle of the day. Highs will make it into the 50s once more, but fall pretty rapidly after that. Snow will begin to mix in shortly before dinner time and we will see it continue through the evening hours.

Snow Arrives Tuesday Night

We drop our temperatures Tuesday night, and more snow showers are possible into early Wednesday. Expect slick travel Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. We aren’t talking about a major snowfall, but some of us could pick up several inches before all is said and done by Wednesday afternoon. Most could see 2-4″ with the possibility of some higher amounts in isolated spot. No one looks to pick up more than 6″ at this time. This is still a bit far out, so these numbers will likely change. We will have an official snow map by Monday evening.

Snow Potential, Changes Likely

After seeing early flurries, the rest of Wednesday will be dry but much cooler than we were to start the week. Highs will likely top out in just the 30s for most. Thursday is looking like another dry and cold one as well, with highs in the 30s again. High pressure will stick with us briefly, so conditions are looking calmer before our next disturbance arrives to start the weekend.

Friday into Saturday, another storm system will be tracking through the region. Right now, models are taking the center of the storm from southwest to northeast through the Carolinas, bringing showers to the region. We will likely see rain from this track, though a bit of wintry precipitation is possible if we can pull in enough cold air into this system. We will keep a close eye on the development and bring updates on this system as we get closer in time.

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

Clouds build in. Temperature stay mild in the upper 30s. Rain by the morning commute.
Rain likely. Still mild with highs in the 50s.
More showers. Some could be heavy at times. Mixing and eventually snow likely heading into Wednesday. Highs in the 50s.
Lingering snow early. Then clearing. Highs in the 30s.
Dry and cool with highs near 40.
Rain possible. Highs in the low to mid 40s.
Looking unsettled. Highs in the 40s.
Lingering mix, then dry. Highs in the upper 30s and low 40s.
Looking dry. Highs in the 40s.

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