An active pattern is expected for the beginning of 2014.
- Mainly Cloudy, Cold
- Lows: 20s to Low 30s
- Wind: SW 2-5 m.p.h.
- Partly Cloudy and Seasonal, Becoming Blustery
- Highs: Low 40s
- Wind: NW 10-20 m.p.h.
- Partly Cloudy and Seasonal
- Highs: Low 40s
- Wind: NW 5-10 m.p.h.
A weak frontal boundary crossed the area today with another one will pass through the region tomorrow. Periods of cloudiness and some gusty breezes are expected at times until high pressure starts building across the area tomorrow evening. We expect skies to be partly cloudy late tomorrow night as we ring in 2014. Temperatures will be right around 30 degrees. New Year’s Day will be partly cloudy and seasonable with highs in the lower 40s.
By the time Thursday rolls around, we will be keeping a very close eye on the North Carolina Coast. Computer models are suggesting some upper level energy moving into Ohio on Thursday could initiate a coastal low pressure system to develop. If this system develops, based on latest guidance, rain and or snow could develop by Thursday evening. As the low moves northward or northeastward, it could draw in slightly colder air. Therefore, there is a chance of rain or a rain/snow mix becoming mostly snow before it moves out to sea on Friday morning. Much colder air will push across the region on Friday, in the wake of the departing system.
There continues to be notable differences in computer simulations of how impactful this system will be. We believe it will not be a major concern but will closely monitor future model runs to see if any consistencies develop in the handling…and potential impact…of this system.