Short Range Outlook

The weekend is still on for a Cold Rain with a little wintry mix thrown in for good measure. No accumulation or travel issues expected

Here is a look at the Simulated Radar through Monday:

Looking Ahead:
Tuesday Evening,

  • Rain begins to enter the area from the Southwest.
  • Temperatures overnight should range in the low to mid 40’s.
  • Winds near 20 mph at times.

Christmas Eve:

***Very strong storm system will affect travel in New England and Great Lakes region through Christmas*** If you are travelling, monitor the weather for delays!

  • Temperatures from midnight to 7:00 am will rise with some areas reaching 60 degrees.
  • Strong cold front enters the area early Wednesday morning and a thunderstorm cannot be ruled out especially in the Eastern Piedmont and Coastal Plain.
  • Expect a very gusty day with wind reaching 40+ mph at times.
  • Rain between 1/2 and 1 inch likely.
  • ***As this front passes through, cold air will filter in from the Northwest and ANY lingering precipitation MAY give us some very light snow (think flurries). It’s all about the timing.

Christmas Day:

  • Once the front passes through, expect clearing skies and cold with temps in the upper 30’s to near 40 for the day.
  • It will be quite windy with gust near 30 mph giving to some wind  chill values near freezing.

Later in the week:

  • Another front approaches our area but in this time frame, it appears we will be on the rainy side of any precipitation.

Latest Trends:

Looking into 2015 through January, it looks like our Winter is here. We will have “winter weather opportunities”  about every 6 days as the trend favors systems coming out of the NW Pacific states dipping into the Gulf of Mexico and then travelling through our area up the east coast. There are also suggestions of a couple of Polar outbreaks, so if they get this far south while a gulf system is passing through…buy Milk and Bread! It’s all about time and timing moving forward.

We will be monitoring!

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