Happy Monday everyone! I hope the ice event yesterday didn't give you to many complications.
A cold and grey Monday is in store for the area. We may see a few breaks, but overall it will be fairly cloudy. Temperatures will top out in the low 40's. Tonight we should see skies start to clear up, with left over moisture, we could see some patchy fog. Low's will be falling into the upper 20's to around 30 F, so it's possible we could see some freezing fog in some locations.
Tuesday - Thursday, we will see High pressure build into the area. Temperatures will be at or slightly below average. Highs on Tuesday will be in the mid to upper 40's. Wednesday and Thursday we will see temps in the low 50's.
We begin to cloud up some Thursday night and a few stray showers may be possible as a weak front moves through the area. Clouds could hang around through Friday morning before we see some clearing. Temperatures will be 50's. and lows in the mid to upper 30's.
As we head into the weekend, a big pattern change will start to take place. A strong storm system will move along the Gulf Coast. Low pressure will move over the area Saturday giving us a chance at a big rain maker. 1-3" of rain is possible Saturday - Sunday. We will have to watch for the potential of flooding.
As the cold front moves through the area, we could see some Northwest flow snow develop in the North Carolina mountains. A few of those snow showers could push into NW Burke, NW Caldwell, and NW McDowell Counties.
This surge of arctic air will lead to a major pattern change that will send below average temperatures into the area! While the active southern storm track continues. This could lead to a cold and stormy pattern as we exit January and head into February!