Temps Dropping Tonight
Some of the coldest temperatures of the winter are arriving tonight.
One cold front swept through early this morning, and another is pushing in very cold air now. However, during the day, temps here on the surface will remain above freezing, slowing dropping toward freezing around 9 PM or so tonight. Stay tuned on Twitter to verify the timing of this.
Meanwhile, light snow continues to fall, generated by a clipper system rotating in from the NW.
Why snow? Because temperatures just overhead are very cold, and by the time the snow gets to above-freezing temps here on the ground, it either does not have time to change to snow, or only gets halfway there and is sleet. It’ll have to be freezing down here on the ground for it to stick.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for counties to our east:
More cloud cover is building in, and will continue to generate light, scattered snow showers tonight and overnight.
Around 9:00 PM the scattered snow showers should start to stick as temps finally reach freezing.
We are still expecting less than inch as the snow continues lightly falling overnight and temps dive into the 20°s.
Tuesday – Even Colder! Waking Up: 22° High: 31°
Isolated light snow showers will linger into the early morning hours on Tuesday.
Arctic air will settle in on Tuesday, with temperatures in the low 20s when you wake up. We won’t get above the freezing during the day.
Clouds will gradually decrease during the afternoon and evening hours on Tuesday.
The highest accumulation will be just to our east. The models agree:
Wednesday – Too Cold to Leave the House. Waking Up: 16° High: 28°
Lows on Wednesday will be in the teens.
It will be a bit breezy during the afternoon as a steep pressure gradient moves over our area. Winds will be out of the west/northwest as the surface low moves over the eastern seaboard.
Some clouds will remain overhead during the afternoon.
Extended: We think we will get some return flow (warm air advection from the south), so temperatures should warm up during mid week. Sunshine will also help.
This website supplements @NashSevereWx on Twitter, which you can find here.
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