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With near record high temperatures today the ingredients are coming together for more severe weather Friday and Saturday. Much like the last threat the majority of the severe weather will be to our west. The potential is there for a major Tornado outbreak over Kentucky and Tennessee into the Ohio Valley Friday afternoon and evening.
A large a very powerful storm system will be moving towards the Carolinas this weekend. This storm is already forming over Texas today and will intensify over the Gulf Coast late tonight. Then it will move over the Carolinas and off the North Carolina coast during the evening on Sunday. Saturday will be just fine around the Charlotte area until late in the day when clouds will start to increase. Saturday night rain will spread across the region from the south and west. Some of this rain will be heavy at times especially Sunday morning. We could pick up between 1-2” of rainfall in some locations by Sunday afternoon.
The weekend storm is going to be good one just not wintry for everyone. This is going to be a big wind and rain maker for the piedmont but a potentially good snow storm for the mountains and up into the Mid-Atlantic. Not bad considering it’s Presidents Day weekend and lots of skiers will be in the mountains ready for snow. Read more
It’s way early and I’d probably not even blog about this so soon…but. I have seen 2 runs of the reliable long range EURO model and a few runs of the GFS along with Canadian model. All of which are in somewhat agreement(rare) which makes me want to dig a little deeper. The fact that the EURO model started picking up on this storm first makes me take it a even tad more serious than if the GFS developed another “phantom” storm.
Here it comes the coldest air of the season so far this winter. The highs for Saturday will occur at midnight tonight and they will fall all day long tomorrow. The worst part is we could see windhcills 10°-15° colder than the actual air temperatures. Winds will be gusting 20-40 mph at times tomorrow. This will cause near blizzard conditions at times in the North Carolina mountains.
For the first time this winter there is lots of winter weather to talk about. The first part of this is the coldest air of the season on the way Friday night into the weekend. The second part is the possibility of a little winter precipitation east of the mountains. While the second part is still questionable the first part is a sure thing. The mountains will see a good 1-3” of snowfall with the Arctic front Saturday. There’s some new energy showing up in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend with the past few model runs. This is a trend that I’m watching closely.
You’ve all seen them. The tiny lizards that run all over the side of your house, the fence and the ground on warm and sunny days. They are called Carolina Anoles(Anolis carolinensis) and they come in two main colors green and brown. Though they are also often called American Chameleons because they will change colors depending on the background object they are sitting on. Lots of people keep them as pets and they are very resilient.
This winter is 2/3rds of the way over meteorologically and it’s been a far cry from a “real” winter even by Carolina standards. The mild temperatures have been only one part of the equation. We have had warm winter temperatures like this and not in the too distant past. The odd part to me and just about every other snow lover is the lack of snow. Not only have we had no snow but we have lacked even a hint of winter weather. Either snow, ice or mixed precipitation.