Rain & snow mix develops tonight
Rain & snow mix ends by Wednesday night
New storm system arrives over the weekend
Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash
Daily Forecast Summary
Today: Partly cloudy. Rain & snow mix develops overnight. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Wednesday: Rain during the day, ending as snow or a rain/snow mix Wednesday evening. Little or no snow accumulation.
Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Cold.
Friday: Partly cloudy.
Saturday & Sunday: Chance of afternoon showers on Saturday, ending Sunday morning.
Monday: Partly cloudy.
Rain may mix with snow tonight and again Wednesday afternoon/evening, but temperatures are expected to stay warm enough to prevent accumulation.
Meteorologist Mark’s Snow Scale
Confidence remains high that we will see very little to no accumulation from any wintry mix of precip we may see from Tuesday night to Wednesday night.
On This Day in Wx History
1901- A strong cold front ushers in a blast of arctic air. Nashville’s temperature drops to -2 degrees, following the previous day’s high of 42 degrees.
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 87° at Homestead Air Force Base, Florida
Low: -27° at Lake Metigoshe State Park, North Dakota
Today’s National Wx Hazards
Accumulating ice can be found across western North Carolina and northeast Georgia, especially overnight. Farther west, accumulating snowfall will threaten parts of the southern and central plains, as well as the northern Rockies.
Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards
A powerful winter storm will wreck havoc in the east, with accumulating ice in the purple striped areas and very heavy snowfall in the gray striped areas. Many areas will experience significant ice storm conditions. Within the heavy snowfall threat areas, many folks will see over a foot of snow. Quite the December storm!
The NWS always invites folks out to watch a weather balloon launch. Yesterday, the NWS in Great Falls, Montana had a special woodland visitor for the evening weather balloon launch. I don’t know about you, but he looks ready for spring to me!
NASA launched the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) 11 years ago this week. This telescope and its four infrared detectors imaged millions of cosmic objects, like the Helix nebula pictured here. The bluish-green and red materials are the expelled remnants of this dying star!