Ok. What’s Next?January 28th, 2013 at 11:28 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
The icy mess from this morning is wrapping up. For most of the morning we had cold rain that started melting all of the snow. Luckily temperatures increased before sunrise to the low/mid 30s. They were in the 20s overnight. So the big question now is where do we go from here? Well a nice juicy warm front (yep..I said it) is coming up from the south. The precip and clouds have kept the temperatures down so far this morning, but there is a little clearing inland. So I think we still have a shot at getting into the mid 40s with upper 40s in a few locations.
Tonight will be very mild compared to the last week. Low temperatures will only drop to the low 40s. Then tomorrow we will develop more sunshine. So highs will bonce off of the warm morning and land somewhere in the mid 60s with partly sunny skies. Nice! On Wednesday a powerful cold front will move in from the Midwest and Mississippi River Valley. This front will produce quite a bit of severe weather across the Midwest and Southeast. By the time it gets here it should change a little. It is expected to produce some strong storms, but the bulk of the storms will occur at night. So I think we’ll be dealing more of a squall line as opposed to tornadoes. Stay tuned on that though. The details may change. And I think they will have a better shot at rotating storms in the western part of Virginia and North Carolina.
Temperatures will drop after that. We’ll start out in the 50s Thursday morning, and then we will drop to the 40s. By Friday it looks like we will see highs back in the upper 30s even though GFS MOS (Model Output Statistics) is telling me 40s. The models are hinting at a few snow flurries by Friday afternoon/evening. It doesn’t look like a big deal, but that’s how 2 of the last 4 systems started out in the last month. So we’ll have to keep an eye on it. Either way it looks very cold again from Friday through Sunday.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler