The false spring is ending. It was quite nice. Went to a basketball game in just a sweatshirt on the evening of Feb 23rd. Not bad. Not bad at all. But it is coming to an end. Colder air will be returning late today and tonight setting the stage for a winter storm.
As has been the case this year, a winter storm does not equate to a lot of snow. Sorry snow lovers. Ice lovers will be ecstatic. The main event begins after 8 pm when a snow/sleet mixture begins and becomes all sleet fairly quickly. Sleet changes to freezing rain after 2 am. It should end as a light rain Friday morning.
Total Snow/sleet: 1 to 2” with 2/10” - 3/10” ice on top plus some liquid rain at the end giving us about 1 - 1.25" total precipitation.
[Something to watch for: heavy precipitation rates could keep it as snow/sleet longer, and transition to liquid rain faster, which means less freezing rain.]
After this it stays cold through the weekend into next week. It appears dry except for some snow showers/squalls late Sunday afternoon/evening. A storm system should be moving east through the Carolina’s on Sunday, and stay to our south, but if the flow changes, it could move NE and give us snow, but I doubt it will happen.
Wednesday: Warm start. Clearing. Colder late. 57.
Thursday: Cloudy. Much colder. Slight chance flurries/ light sleet.
Thu Night: Snow/sleet (1-2”) then Freezing rain.
Friday: Patchy light rain ending by late morning. Partial clearing. 37.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. 32.
Sunday: Partly sunny. Chance show shower/squall late. 35.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Very cold. 24.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. 32.
Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.