Late Weekend storm sets the stage for cold and stormy weather next week.

The winds have been howling all day. They are slowing calming down tonight which will make for a cold dry start to the weekend. Sunday the clouds increase and as a storm system heads our way. This storm is mainly just a cold rain, but it could help to set up a pattern that could be conducive for winter weather next week. Now there is not a specific storm I would say is going to produce winter weather but the pattern is favorable for our neck of the woods.

Sunday Storm:

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This storm will help produce a persistent east coast trough which will allow cold air and the storm track to become favorable for winter storms on the east coast.

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The ECMWF Ensembles show the time frames where cold and stormy weather could be around.2015-01-30_16-35-16

ECMWF Ensemble mean chances of 1″ of snow over the next 10 days:


Stay tuned as we enter the snowiest time of the year in the Charlotte region.