Rain Moving In This Evening, Heavy Tonight… Clearing for Thanksgiving…
RAIN TONIGHT, CLEARING FOR THANKSGIVING…MAJOR PATTERN CHANGE NEXT WEEK…SNOW SHOWERS POSSIBLE LATE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY…
Cloudy today with rain developing by evening. The rain could be heavy at times tonight. Temperatures today will be held down by the cloud cover.
Thanksgiving may start cloudy and wet, but with gradual clearing for the afternoon. Much warmer tomorrow.
It will be sunny and mild for Friday and Saturday.
A very strong upper low will be forming to our west Sunday as the jet stream pattern starts to change. The first signs of change locally will be in the form of clouds increasing Sunday, followed by heavy rainfall Monday as low pressure moves north up the mountains. Some flooding is possible Monday.
Meanwhile in the mountains, very cold air aloft will start to mix down with the rain, giving the Mountain Empire and perhaps the New River Valley a rain/snow mix Monday night. Tuesday will be much colder behind the front. While the front will have moved through, the UPPER low will still be overhead or just west of the area with it’s own moisture and energy, albeit in a more scattered fashion. I expect hit or miss snow showers Tuesday, even east of the mountains. Right now it looks like snow showers, not snow-snow.
However, once the new cold air pattern sets up, there are signs that another low may move out of the gulf by mid-late week next week. Something to watch for you winter weather fans. We’ll see. Too early to go crazy, just yet though.
– Meteorologist Jamey Singleton