Calm before the Storm

Good Monday everyone! I hope that you have had a great day so far. I am quiet disappointed after my Carolina Panthers lost another game..


Anyways looking at the weather, we are looking at pretty calm week leading up to what could be a high impact winter storm this weekend.


Monday will be the last of the unseasonably warm temperatures. Under mostly sunny skies we should climb into the upper 50's across the NW sections of our Foothill communities. The Greater portions of the Foothills and Western Piedmont will be in the low 60's. A dry cold front will move through the area late this evening. This will usher in much cooler weather for the rest of the week.


Tuesday - Thursday - Once the dry cold front moves through on Monday Evening we will see winds develop out of the Northwest. That might trigger a few isolated snow flurries in our NW Sections of Burke, McDowell, and Caldwell Counties Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning.

Cold arctic high pressure will develop to our North and will usher in cold temperatures. The greater part of the forecast area we will see mostly sunny skies and with a cool breeze. Highs Tuesday through Thursday will be in the mid 40's. Lows in the 20's.


Friday clouds will be on the increase as we watch our potential winter storm develop in the Gulf of Mexico. High pressure will start to build over the Mid Atlantic and Northeast states, pumping in cold air to the area. Moisture looks to increase Saturday evening as the low pressure system moves across the Gulf coast. This could bring a significant winter storm to the area with snow, sleet and freezing rain. It is way to early to predict what type of precipitation will fall and the amount. But at this time, concern is growing that we will be impacted by a winter storm this weekend. We will continue to track the latest developments and update our High Impact briefing.


Have a wonderful day!


Scotty Powell

Meteorologist

Follow me on Twitter: @ScottyPowell_WX

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