Forecast Last Updated at Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:49AM
Soggy Cyber Monday
It’s probably a good thing that it is Cyber Monday, as there’s not much you can do outside today with lots of rain and noticeably cooler temperatures. Occasional light rain continues on Tuesday before picking up in intensity again for Tuesday night and through much of Wednesday. Finally, we’ll get some clearing by Wednesday night and it will turn a bit cooler. Event total rainfall (from Sunday PM through Wednesday) will be in the one to three inch range with locally higher amounts. Some much needed drying is anticipated for the remainder of the workweek and through next weekend.
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Hi: 51 Lo: 44
Cloudy with periods of rain; Cooler; Some areas of fog developing; Light NE wind
Hi: 53 Lo: 49
Cloudy with some daytime light rain or drizzle; Steadier & heavier rain Tuesday night; Light wind
Hi: 59 Lo: 37
Rain, heavy at times during the daytime; Clearing & cooler Wednesday night; Light SW wind becoming NW at night
Hi: 51 Lo: 30
Plenty of sunshine with more seasonable temperatures
Hi: 52 Lo: 30
Lots of sunshine; Near-normal temperatures
Saturday - Mostly clear & fairly seasonable; High in the lower 50s; Low near 30 degrees
Sunday - Mostly clear; High in the mid 50s; Low in the lower 30s
On the weather map, a semi-stationary frontal boundary snakes from off the Texas coast northward into Kentucky, then southeastward into the Carolinas. Cooler high pressure is wedging into our area today and provide a mechanism for lift as warmer moist air overruns the cooler wedge. This translates simply to a lot of rain today along with noticeably cooler temperatures.
The cool wedge will begin to erode on Tuesday, and we expect a lull in the rain before steadier/heavier rain returns Tuesday night along and ahead of the cold front which will start moving slowly eastward. As the front moves bodily into the western Carolinas, more rain, heavy at times, can be expected for Wednesday daytime.
Clearing commences late in the day or Wednesday night. A disturbance tracking along the southern belt of the Jet Stream is presently expected to miss us to the south, so we should be able to enjoy several days of dry weather after our heavy rainfall episode ends late Wednesday afternoon.
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