Hope you have all your holiday shopping done with, or at least are close to it as we are just a week away from Christmas. This coming weekend promises to be one of the busiest of the year since Christmas Eve/Christmas are on Monday/Tuesday this year so everybody will be hitting the road and skies this weekend. Places in the East Coast though could see a storm system slow down their travels to grandmother’s house.
A mid-level disturbance is working through the Four Corners region right now, and will continue through the Southern Plains to the Gulf Coast. A strong trough is digging its way down over the Rockies and Plains Wednesday into Thursday, and as they link up over the Deep South Thursday into Friday, a powerful storm system looks to develop over the region. A strong cold front could swing through the FL Peninsula, bringing thunderstorms, some possibly severe. Plentiful rains look to spread up the Eastern Seaboard Friday into Saturday, which won’t help flooding issues after the soaking they got these last few days. Areas west of the Appalachians could see some significant snows as colder air gets sucked in on the backside of this season, but amounts and locations are hard to pin down currently. In any event, keep an eye on the forecast if you plan on traveling this weekend, and plan extra time to get to where you need to go.