Clouds Go Away, Sunshine Soon! Geminid Meteor Shower

December 13th, 2012 at 8:58 am by under Weather

The rain from last night lingered into the morning hours today.  We picked up about a quarter to a half an inch between the southside and northeast North Carolina.  My weather watcher Greg in Currituck, NC. had a half inch.  Scott in Yorktown had a few hundredths of an inch.  As the morning went on the showers pushed to the coast and started to head offshore.

Satellite/Radar

The stationary/cold front and area of low pressure offshore started it’s track to the east.  High pressure started building in from the west.  This will allow for clearing during the late morning and midday hours.  The winds will still stay up behind the low.  So winds will be gusting up to 25mph from the north-northeast through the early afternoon. Winds should taper off by this evening.

Low Pushes Away Today

Tonight skies will clear and winds will let-up.  This will allow 2 things to happen.  1.  The temperatures will drop to the 30s… Probably low/mid 30s.  And 2.  You will be able to go out and view the annual Geminid meteor shower:

Geminid Meteor Shower

The shower typically peaks on the 13th or 14th.  It’s best to go out after midnight and look to the east, but you may see a couple in other parts of the sky before then.

Tomorrow high pressure will lie overhead.  So we’ll see plenty of sunshine and less wind.  Highs will be in the mid 50s.

We will warm up this weekend into the 60s.  I don’t think it will get too warm though.  Not like the 70s last weekend.  There will be some showers trying to move in late on Sunday, then wet weather for next Monday into Tuesday.  One model does suggest a few flurries Tuesday night, but it’s still early to call.  Stay tuned!

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

 

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