Snow In The North. Warm Temps Here.

December 19th, 2012 at 6:28 am by under Weather

As the title mentions…there will be some snow in the central and northern states in the next 24 hours.  Many up there are saying it’s about time.  Here was the national satellite/radar from this morning:

Satellite/Radar

The storm system that is forming near Denver will push up towards Chicago in the next 30 hours.  This will deliver several inches of snow from Colorado up to Illinois and Wisconsin and possibly even a little farther east.  Sorry though snowlovers… that system will not bring us snow here.

Today we will be dry with westerly winds and lots of sunshine. We started cooler this morning with lows in the 30s and 40s, but this afternoon we’ll warm to the upper 50s.

Today’s Forecast Map

Tonight with clear skies we’ll drop to near 40.  Then tomorrow clouds will increase out ahead of a powerful cold front.  Some showers will also move in, but probably not until the early evening.  Then some heavy rain will move in during the overnight Thursday into Friday.  That will be the next cold front to swipe through the region.  Behind that front winds will really pick up.  Winds will gust from the west/northwest at 35-40mph Friday and possibly Saturday.  That will be due to the strong low that will sit over the northeast states for a couple of days.  So it will keep throwing strong winds and colder air down this way from Friday through early Sunday.  Highs will be in the upper 40s to near 50.  We do expect to warmup to the mid 50s by Christmas, and the wind should lighten up.  Still looks dry for Santa in Hampton Roads.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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