Thursday, November 20, 2008

Winter Outlook Updated and Friday's Chance for Snow

The recent cold weather has had a lot of folks asking about the outlook for the upcoming winter. NOAA and the Climate Prediction Center released an update to the winter forecast today...

Based on this forecast, North Carolina can expect near normal temperatures and slightly below normal precipitation. Keep in mind, that is on average across the entire winter season. Unfortunately, you can't use that information to determine how much snow we may see this winter.
Speaking of snow, we had a few early snow flurries on Tuesday and we could very well see more early Friday morning. A disturbance combined with another blast of cold air should be enough to squeeze out some snow showers. If the snow comes down fast enough, a light dusting will be possible on grassy surfaces. The ground temperatures are currently running near 40 across the area. That combined with early morning temperatures just above freezing means we should not see an impact from the snow showers even though they could be falling during the morning commute.
Stay tuned to News 14 Carolina and Weather on the Ones for the latest forecast. If you see snow Friday, let us know and send us your weather pictures to

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