Daily Archives: November 23, 2018

Time posted: 6:56 pm

A Quick Evening Update

Good evening, folks. Like many of you, it’s a busy day for your friendly weatherdude, but I wanted to stop by for a quick update on the pattern ahead. In the overall scheme of things, I don’t have a lot of changes to the thoughts I’ve been putting out for a while now.

Rain is increasing from west to east this evening and will continue through the first half of Saturday…

The next system is still slated to arrive later Sunday and Sunday night. Temps hit the 60s ahead of this system  on a gusty southwesterly wind. Gusty showers roll through here Sunday evening with a rapid temp crash to follow. That means a period of light snow and flurries late Sunday night into Monday morning. A cold northwesterly wind means a few flakes may fly through Monday evening.

Temps behind this are COLD. Highs stay in the 30s for much of next week, but gusty winds make it feel even colder.

The models are all over the place with how to handle all the cold air and storm systems working across the country. The late Tuesday-Wednesday weak system has the look of a upper level system dropping in from the northwest. Watch how the Euro brings light snow in here…

Another northwesterly flow system tries to show up later in the week…

That should be followed by a bigger storm system at some point next weekend.

The pattern as we head into early December continues to look very cold for much of the country, especially in the eastern half…

So much for a quick post… I just can’t help myself. 🙂

Have a great evening and take care.


Time posted: 1:50 am

Active Weekend Then More Winter Weather

Good Friday, folks. The day is starting on a windy and pretty normal weather note, but changes move in by the evening. That’s when rain arrives to kick off a very active weekend across the Commonwealth. This active setup will bring winter crashing back into the region as early as Sunday night.

Temps today are in the 50s for highs as clouds thicken quickly. Showers show up in the west during the afternoon and will then overspread the rest of the state through the evening…

Gusty winds may reach 30-35mph at times through tonight as rain continues. Locally heavy downpours are likely through the first half of Saturday. A few areas may pick up a half inch to an inch of rain.

We dry it out from west to east late Saturday. That dry stuff then carries us into early Sunday as temps take off. Readings hit the low 60s on a gusty southwesterly wind. That wind really cranks Sunday night as low pressure works across the region. Gusts of 40-45mph will be possible.

Rain increases from west to east with a VERY quick temperature crash taking place. As the numbers drop, rain changes to a period of light snow that carries us into Monday morning. Wraparound snow showers will then be possible later Monday into Monday night…

Temps are frigid on Monday as we stay in the low and middle 30s. Gusty winds will make it feel like the low and middle 20s.

Another weak system then moves across the state Tuesday night into Wednesday and may bring a swath of light snow with it…

Light accumulations are possible with this system that you would normally see deeper in the winter months. However, this isn’t an ordinary November as it has been a very cold one with frequent flakes flying.

As the pattern continues to evolve next week, it’s loaded with storm systems rolling across the country. Some will bring rain, some will bring snow, some will bring both.

I will hook you up with another update later today. Have a good one and take care.