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Weather - 1/3/2013 4:45 AM
A Quiet Weather Pattern....For the Most Part



Morning Everyone!

Mother nature continues to use the ice box...she must be looking for that last bag of peas in the back. I will say this, things will start to moderate heading through the rest of this week. It will be mainly quiet with a good amount of sunshine around the Two Virginia‚Äôs, but we still have opportunities for seeing some snow. 

First chance rolls in with a weak disturbance that will mainly pass to our north this evening. Most places this will be a few flurries, but along the high terrain, we could produce a couple decent snow showers. Limited moisture is the problem with this setup. We will wait and see how much low to mid level moisture actually accompanies this energy wave tonight.

Next chance will move in on Sunday as a storm system will pass to our south....could scoot close enough to us and throw some moisture in our direction. Again, this will depend on how much moisture we have available and the direction of the wind. Another wait and see situation, but for most, it should be limited to flurries. 

Once this system moves away Sunday night into Monday....winds will shift from the southwest with a large ridge of high pressure setting up aloft. This means, we will tap the Gulf of Mexico for some warmer air. You might be asking yourself, what do u mean by warmer air? Well, how about 50s??? Warm enough? After the cold air that has been locked in for a last few days, that would feel amazing....and the possibility is there for late next week (cue smiles on people faces!)

StormWatch Forecast:

Today: A mix of sunshine with some clouds. Highs: 28-36. Winds: W-NW 8-16 mph.

Tonight: A flake or two possible, with snow showers in the high terrain. Otherwise, party cloudy and cold. Lows: 18-26. Winds: NW 6-12 mph.

Friday: An early flurry or snow shower gives way to a decent afternoon. Highs: 28-40.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs: 32-40.

Sunday: A few flurries and snow showers. Partly cloudy. Highs: 28-40.

Monday: Mostly sunny and mild. Highs: 36-45. 

Forecast by StormWatch Meteorologist Mike Lichniak. 

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