Cloudy, Cool, Wet Introduction to February

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley

Good Sunday evening to everyone,

Another week is upon us and the start of a new month, we are going to end January on another wet, unsettled note and bring in February in much the same manner.

Infrared Satellite

If you look at infrared satellite imagery southwest flow aloft has distributed a lot of cloud cover bad moisture over the Southeast US. The blue hues are indicative of cold air that is gradually bleeding south into the United States.

The stour southwest flow will hover through the workweek and will prevent any cold air from interacting with the moisture.

Speaking of moisture, here’s a look at the moisture loop through Friday. Sunshine is going to be a scarce commodity this week in Western North Carolina.

Model depicted 700mb moisture (Through Fri 7 am)

Best chances of rainfall look to be late tonight/early Monday and then again Wednesday PM through Thursday. There should be a relative lull in precipitation from Monday afternoon through Tuesday night but clouds will be too persistent to allow clearing to occur.

WPC Precipitation Forecast (Through Fri 7 am)

Rainfall amounts by Friday could be in the 1-2 inch range for some.

For our winter weather fanatics out there it does not look favorable for snow chances as we start the month of February.

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