Carolina Snow Moving North

Early morning observations show snow and sleet across central NC with some freezing rain farther south into the mountains of SC and the hills of north Georgia.

Raleigh, NC Light Snow, 28F
Charlotte, NC Freezing Rain, 28F
Columbia, SC Freezing Rain, 32F
Atlanta, GA Freezing Rain, 32F

Pressure falls are occuring along the outer banks where a low pressure center is trying to organize. Overnight computer models show the precipitation staying mainly south and east of the Baltimore area as the storm moves north today and tonight. A chilly, light rain is expected for much of the eastern shore this afternoon and evening with just a few 1/100ths of an inch of precipitation making it west of the bay in the form of light rain, sleet or flurries. The storm should pull out of the area after midnight and intensify, heading for New England as a much more potent winter storm on Friday. Strong gusty winds behind the storm will pull in even colder arctic air for the start of the weekend. The image posted here is from the high resolution WRF computer model run at the Baltimore/Washington National Weather Service Forecast Office, valid for 5pm today. Green is rain, red is sleet and blue is snow. The low is seen just southeast of Wilmington, NC.

Tom Tasselmyer


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