Bundle up! Temperatures this morning are the coldest some of us have seen in more than 2 weeks. Actual air temps in the 20s and 30s feel even colder due to wind chill readings in the upper teens and low 20s. You'll want to dress for that this morning. A few of us will see some sun this morning with more clouds rolling in this afternoon and evening. This is in advance of a storm system that's currently to our Southwest.
All the green and yellow on radar is part of an area of low pressure that we've been talking about for several days. The track this storm takes will directly impact who sees rain, snow, or nothing at all in Wave Country late tonight/tomorrow morning. The latest trends the last few days shifts this storm South of Wave Country and I agree. I think the real moisture and cold air stays South. I won't rule out some rain/snow bursts in our far Southern counties, more so along the KY/TN border, late tonight and into tomorrow morning, but we won't see widespread problems, and most of us stay dry now through late Sunday/Monday morning when our forecast gets really tricky leading into Christmas. Bottom line...most of us will stay dry today, tonight, Saturday, and most of the day on Sunday.
I've been on Sunshine watch for what seems like weeks now. It looks like I may have to wait even longer. A few breaks in the clouds for the first half of the day today means *some* sun...but clouds will roll back in ahead of the low just above this post. We'll see some sun Saturday and Sunday before the days leading up to Christmas bring gloomy conditions with a shot of rain and snow here and there. So if you're banking on a completely blue sky before Christmas, don't bet on it.
I want to get into Christmas week before talking about Christmas. As mentioned above, most of us stay dry through the weekend. A quick moving system will bring us rain/snow late Sunday and into Monday with lingering rain on Monday as temperatures warm into the upper 40s. Tuesday will be the transition day, starting dry, with rain developing along a cold front Tuesday afternoon/evening. Temperatures will fall from near 50 into the 30s throughout the day with gusty wind, rain, and the possibility of some snow late Tuesday into Wednesday morning. The low attached with Tuesdays front will be slow moving. This should bring us gloomy conditions with rain/drizzle and light snow showers on Wednesday before we look to dry out come Christmas Day. Some flurries look likely Christmas day, with a "white Christmas" looking less likely. The catch may be the timing on the rain/snow makers before Christmas. If things slow down enough we may be able to stretch a better snow chance into Christmas day. As I type all of this, my best advice is to check back. Next week is obviously tricky with several moving parts...and we are still several days away...so it's worth noting this will change and the slightest change may impact Christmas itself...so please check back and download our FREE Wave 3 Weather app to track the changes with us. :) Have a wonderful weekend!