A soggy good morning to you all! Rain will continue to move through the area for a little while longer, but the leading edge of precipitation is almost out to sea as of this posting. A few more showers are likely through the afternoon, but the drying process will begin this evening. We won't begin to lose the cloud cover, however, until the overnight period. Conditions improve on Tuesday as a weak ridge of high pressure arrives, but we then shift our focus on the Carolina coastline. A low pressure system will move to the north, but exactly how far north remains to be seen. There is a good deal of inconsistency as of now amongst the model runs, so Dan and I will continue to monitor this storm. My current thought process is this: We do stand at least a small chance to see some flurries Wednesday night with this system grazing us to the south. Still, keep an eye out for any updates from Dan and I on our respective Facebook and Twitter pages.
Valentine's Day, fortunately, still looks sunny and pleasant! If you have any outdoor plans, they are still good to go with highs in the mid 40s. Clouds increase a bit for Friday, but the end of the work week appears to remain dry and unseasonably warm with highs approaching 50. The next system we need to watch is on the weekend. The latest runs don't show much of anything this time around, but this is still six days out. With a rush of cold air arriving for the weekend (highs in the low to mid 30s), rain would not the precipitation type to fall. Again, this is still a ways out, and we'll continue to watch as things evolve.
Have a great day!
- Meteorologist Adam Rutt