Today we had a little snow as we were scraped by a coastal storm which tracked well to our south. Areas that normally see rain this time of the year such as North and South Carolina were solidly in the snow and cold temperatures, picking a few inches of accumulation. The current air mass in place which brought cold temperatures to the state, actually worked to suppress the storm south and spare us yet another major snowfall.
Currently, we have clearing skies and temperatures ranging from the teens inland, to the 20s at the shore. As we head through the evening, skies will become completely clear promoting radiational cooling, in turn, temps will drop to the lower to middle single digits inland and lower teens at the shore. Looks to be another cold night in a period that has featured many, many cold nights, the only caveat here is that winds will be calm for the most part, so no below zero windchills.
As we head through tomorrow morning, winds do look to still be light with temperatures around the state ranging from the upper single digits inland, to the mid teens at the shore, so make sure to bundle up the kids as they head to the bus stop, or yourself as you head off to work. Temperatures do look to 'rebound' into the low to mid 20s, possibly approaching 30 at the shore during the afternoon hours. Conditions look to to be mostly dry tomorrow, outside of a chance of a few flurries or snow showers, especially after lunchtime in advance of yet another cold,front, which will put our temperatures back into freezer. Skies will be cleared out again Friday, but temperatures will plummet to near zero or below statewide. Again, winds look to be light, so wind chills will not be too severe.
After Saturday night, the quiet weather looks to come to an end. Right now we are watching for a northern jet stream disturbance to impact the state from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. The European model looks to move a weak storm system through the state and bring a minor snowfall accumulation statewide. The GFS on the other hand has a slightly more amplified system impacting the state through the same time frame, at this time we are thinking snow is pretty solid bet for Sunday through Monday morning, with accumulations being on the light side. We will probably have a first call map out on this system tomorrow night or Saturday morning.