We had another round of rain overnight and early this morning with modest totals once again:
The big picture shows the steady rain pushing east. Severe weather continues in parts of the Deep South this morning:
I think we will see spotty showers for the rest of the daylight hours today; much of the time will be rain-free. Rain chances go up again this evening along the cold front. Simulated radar:
It is fitting that a mild November will end on a balmy note today with highs near 60. We certainly were not alone in the “warm November” club:
Behind the front, December will start as Decembers often do in our part of the country: CLOUDY. This is our cloudiest time of the year. There may be a stray flurry or sprinkle Thursday. Temperatures will hold in the lower 40s with wind chills near freezing.
Friday will be similar with perhaps a better chance for flurries.
The flow will be somewhat favorable for a few lake-effect bands to get going, and this will be mainly an issue for NW PA.
Saturday looks…surprise! Cloudy, brisk and cold. There can still be random flurries around.
Sunday may start with some sunshine but clouds will increase again. There is a chance for light precipitation, perhaps a rain/snow mix, toward the end of the day and into Sunday night.
A wild week. Temperatures will warm early in the week but a true arctic air mass will slide across the country by midweek. This much colder air should arrive here by the end of next week. The clash of the air masses may spin up a good snow storm for the Midwest. This is 8 days away, but here’s one idea of what next Thursday’s air mass may look like:
Behind that front, the coldest air of the season is very likely.
December forecast calls for an “average” month which is actually quite a change compared to last December and most of 2016!
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