Chelsea Ingram Weather Blog
The second half of February brings more snow our way. In most winters, even in mild and relatively snowless patterns… most folks are getting sick of winter by now with a serious case of the winter blues and spring fever.
Old Man Winter is making another comeback this week as we have another challenging storm on our hands that is expected to move in Wednesday night into Thursday.
It looks like December 2013 will end on a relatively quiet note weather wise. It will be cold, but certainly not extreme.
Despite the official arrival of winter back on Saturday, our weather recently has been behaving more like April! Plenty of record high temps fell by the wayside over the weekend with highs topping out in the 70s!
Our low-level flow has started to turn out of the south tonight, allowing for warmth and moisture to begin advecting into the region.
We’ve been socked in with clouds today as high pressure to our north resulted in a moist easterly flow across the region.
An arctic air mass is moving in and there is enough energy associated with it to bring a flurry to spots Saturday night and Sunday, mainly north and west.
Overall… things turned out pretty much right on target during the past 24 hours.
According to the storm prediction center, a whopping 70 tornadoes were reported during Sunday’s outbreak in the Midwest, including at least one EF-4 tornado packing winds between 166-200mph.
An east to southeast flow off of the Atlantic is helping to bring an abundance of low level moisture which has caused some patchy drizzle and fog to develop.
While we don’t have to be concerned about any big storm, we do feel pretty strongly that many folks will experience their first snow flakes of the season late tonight or early tomorrow as a very potent cold front blasts through the mid-Atlantic.
The band of rain and thunderstorms associated with a very potent cold front has pushed through the area bringing cooler, more seasonable temps and a decrease in humidity.