The weather will remain active over the next week. We will see plenty of cloud cover as several disturbances track across the country bringing us chances of rain along the way. There are signs leading to colder weather and an overall weather pattern change coming up by the end of the year. As this transition gets underway we will likely see stronger storm systems over parts of the eastern US. Temperatures will be about average for this time of year for the next seven days. Highs will be around 50 with lows in the middle to upper 30s. Below normal temperatures could arrive around the first week of January.
The next system in line to affect our weather will be moving in late Friday afternoon. Rainfall could become widespread late Friday evening into Saturday morning. We get a break on Sunday before more rain arrives Monday into Tuesday. The system on Tuesday will be pulling in some colder air behind it and we could see a brief period of snow as the colder air moves in and the moisture begins to move out. At this time it doesn’t look like we will see any travel problems or any accumulating snow Tuesday evening due to wintry weather. Just your typical travel issues associated with wet roads. However you should prepare for possible travel problems and or delays if you are traveling farther north.
A more powerful system could develop on Christmas Day across parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. If this forecast trend verifies, snow will develop across the Central Plains throughout the day on Thursday while rain develops over parts of the Red River Valley of Texas and southern Oklahoma. This system will gain strength and head east into the Tennessee Valley at some point in the day Friday. At this time it looks like we will see rain develop throughout the day on Friday in the Tennessee Valley.
There will likely be changes to strength, timing and temperatures over the next seven days. In order for us to get snow next week, around Christmas, the secondary storm will have to track to our south along the Gulf Coast. At this time that looks unlikely. Keep checking back for updates.
Have a great night.
WAFF 48 Storm Team
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