Monday, December 4, 2017

Chilly Air Arrives This Week - Snow Too?

The mild weather that has been with us for the past week or two is coming to an end. A strong cold front will be passing through the area later on Tuesday and into Wednesday. Temperatures on Wednesday may actually fall during the day. High temperatures will be in the 40s later in the week, and 30s for highs may arrive by the weekend or early next week. 

The big question I've been being asked lately is when the chances for snow will be arriving. I'll start to poke around that question below.


Late this week and into this weekend, there will be a few shots at some snowflakes in the air. A weak coastal storm will develop well off the coast on Friday and may allow for some flurries to fly in the area. At this time, the forecast models predict that this will be too far east for much at all. 

The 06z GFS from December 4, 2017 showing a weak storm system well off the NC coastline. Notice that most of the area remains precipitation free on this frame. 

A potentially higher chance at snow showers comes into the weekend. Keep in mind, no models indicate a large snowstorm or anything more than a small amount of snow. But the odds are increasing at flakes in the air. Of course, I'll continue to monitor the latest information and model guidance to keep you posted on any changes in this forecast. For now, simply expect colder temperatures and a few small chances at some light wintry weather over the next week or so.

The 06z GFS from December 4, 2017 showing some snow showers around the area for Saturday night. Any of this activity would likely be light in nature. 

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