Published: 10.31.14 6:42am
Good Morning Folks! We close off the month of October with the 2nd Halloween snow event in the past 3 years, the other of course being influenced by Sandy back in 2012. Today through Sunday morning will be an interesting time frame and one that will make most folks double check the calendar, especially if they have not been following the weather or spoken to anyone around town.
Today will feature increasing clouds across the region through the morning hours with temps starting in the low – upper 30’s, eventually rising to the mid 40’s – low 60’s depending upon elevation. By midday or shortly thereafter we expect mostly cloudy skies to be overhead as the upper level disturbance or shortwave, moves into the region from the northwest. This shortwave will work to trigger an impressive early season upper level low and one that if developed in the dead of winter, would drop staggering amounts of snow across the region. But alas, it is late October and even the snow potential this early in the game is a testament to the strength of this soon to be developing upper level low. By the 6 – 9pm timeframe we expect light snow to begin breaking out across the highest ridgetops directly along the TN line, with only flurries elsewhere. Winds will also pick up out of the NW around 10 – 20mph and continue throughout the night, ushering in much colder air which will bring temps down to the low – upper... click here for more