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Weather: Mushy slush


Mushy slush

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

Apparently someone or other forgot to tell Mother Nature about summer and fall this year, as we have been plunged into a winter-like configuration, with a vast swath of cold air enfolding the eastern United States. As yesterday's storm clears away to the northeast there will be brief clearing this morning only to be replaced by a new, developing system motoring up the Blue Ridge Parkway. Precipitation should begin around mid-afternoon. It is on the rain/snow borderline so will either be in the form of sleet or wet snow. With humidity distributed throughout the lower atmosphere and the strong vertical motion associated with this cyclone we should continue to see the dramatic cloudscapes that we have had of late. Since the upper atmospheric circulation is spinning its wheels above us right now, the cyclone will not go anywhere in a hurry. Snow, heavy at times, is likely throughout the night into Wednesday morning. Clouds and isolated flurries associated with wrap-around moisture will continue through Thursday.

Today: Broken clouds early, then overcast. Moderate winds from the west in the morning swinging round to from the east in the afternoon. High 45F (7C).

Tonight: A winter storm watch is in effect. Wet snow, heavy at times. Low 32F (0C).

Wednesday: Snow lingering on till afternoon, and quite windy. High 42F (5C). Low 33F (1C).

Thursday: Chance of a flurry or two, then some clearing. High around 45F (7C). Low in the mid 30s (about 2C).