We are now comfortably in 2014. How comfortable is it in, say, upstate South Carolina, for example?
At 1156AM, ET, Anderson was reporting a temperature of 30 degrees with clear skies. The Carolinas were in a northerly flow regime behind the cold front associated with the low moving through New England, and while temperatures were cooler than usual, South Carolina was also seeing calm conditions.
High pressure is expected to hang on through the day tomorrow, but another deep trough moving into the Midwest will help produce a cold front that will advance to run from the Great Lakes to the Smokey Mountains by midnight on Monday morning. This broader trough will be paired with a developing jet off the Carolina coast. This will produce a weak area of low pressure north of the Bahamas. The southerly flow produced by the deeper land based trough is going to tap into the instability offshore, and there will be showers and maybe even an isolated thunderstorms over the Anderson area on Sunday.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 43, Low 21
Sunday – Rain possible, with a chance for some thunder, mostly in the morning. Increasing wind late High 48, Low 32
TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 46, Low 22
Sunday – AM Showers High 50, Low 34
AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny High 45, Low 20
Sunday – Variable cloudiness with a shower High 46, Low 32
NWS: Tomorrow – Increasing clouds, High 45, Low 20
Sunday – A chance of rain before noon, then a chance of showers after noon. Cloudy High 50, Low 33
WB: Tomorrow – Sunny High 45, Low 19
Sunday – Cloudy. A chance of rain in the morning…then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. High 51, Low 33
The real show will come after this forecast period expires. A nice little round of showers and thunderstorms as yet another winter system heads towards the east coast. For now, let’s enjoy an essentially empty visible satellite.