We are coming closer and closer to our weather pattern change following a very strong, wet cold frontal passage, but before we get into more of the details:
As of right now there are no current threats of snow that hold any credibility for our area. With the threat of below climo temperatures and the winter season at our door we see the crazies come out of the woodwork. Self-proclaimed "professional meteorologists" find model runs sometimes from months or years prior that really hype up the chance of snow and other wintry weather, but ask for you to pay a monthly fee to keep ahead of the normal news outlets. The thing is that there is no possible way for these folks to know before the rest of the entire meteorological community- including well-funded and seasoned meteorologists of credible companies. This isn't a matter of competition in who said what first. The meteorological community truly cares about public safety, so if there was an honest threat we would want to let you know as soon as we know. If you have any questions or concerns about any weather events whether the interest is sparked by another outlet or from your own interest please feel free to send us a message on any of our social media pages. We will do our best to tell you what we see and be honest on the likelihood of these chances.
Off the soapbox. Onto the regularly scheduled weather discussion.
Our warm weather folks should bask in the sunshine and remaining warmth today while it lasts. Today's high will top out in the mid 60's with clear skies and a light north wind which will bring tomorrow's high just under the 60 degree mark. Overnight temperatures into tomorrow will be in the upper 30's with the unhindered radiational cooling. We will see cloud coverage increase ahead of the cold front starting tomorrow, but no rain in sight for the entirety of Monday. Tuesday morning we will have cloudy conditions and a gradually increasing precipitation probability on through Tuesday night where we could see some heavy rains with the frontal passage. As we have mentioned in previous discussions this is great news for NC as the rain is much needed with abnormally dry and slight drought conditions that have accrued. The rain should clear out by Wednesday night where temperatures where maintain a mild nature through this rainy spell due to cloud coverage, but once the clouds begin to clear out we will see a quick descent with Wednesday into Thursday temperatures in the upper 20's. For the remainder of the week into the weekend we see mainly sunny conditions with highs in the 40's and lows in the 20's. Prepare to be chilly!