Powerful Storm Along the Coast This Weekend With Clouds, Showers Here…

It should be noted that the weather pattern we are in is particularly stormy at the jet stream level with lots of digging waves near the east coast into next week…
A low pressure system will crank up along the Carolina coast this weekend. Trends in the modeling today have the low further west with more rain making it into our area at times. The coast will see battering wind and waves for this Nor’Easter into the weekend. Right now, I’m expecting mainly rain showers into Saturday, but on Saturday with the low getting so strong, it may actually make it’s own cold air on it’s western side over our area as it effectively “pulls” colder air down from above. This means some snowflakes can’t be ruled out at times with the rain, especially in the mountains.
We will also turn windy on Saturday with gusts over 20-30 mph possible.
Sunshine for Sunday with the low to our east.
Then on Monday, lots of energy starts digging down across the Mid Atlantic once again. Right now, it’s looking like the energy doesn’t go far enough south to reach into the gulf, but it will still cross our area in a fashion that will create plenty of lift (negative tilt) with clouds and a few showers possible. Another surge of energy arrives Tuesday – ditto. Keep in mind, with so much energy, the forecast process will be very fluid and may change some. I’m not sure the models have a handle on the amount of energy in the northern branch of the jet stream yet.
Stay tuned!

Meteorologist Jamey Singleton