With the holiday weekend approaching it is looking more and more likely that we will have to deal with a period (or two) of wintry weather which could have an impact on travel.
The first round of wintry mix arrives Friday afternoon and evening. Areas away from the south coast may have a mix of freezing rain, sleet & snow falling for a few hours into the late evening. Resulting in slippery travel for some:
Temperatures will warm up early Saturday to support all rain for our local area. Signs point to potentially an inch of rain on average from late Friday night through Saturday night with this first storm system:
Christmas Eve continues to look dry but we continue to get mixed signals with concern to the development of a Christmas Day storm. Scenarios range from another round of wintry mix transitioning to rain through the morning, to perhaps nothing more than scatttered snow showers.
Below you see the range of "Ensemble forecasts" from the American GFS model for Christmas Day. As you can see among the 21 members there are MANY different scenarios, no clear scenario just yet.
We will have more on the development of this second system and how it will impact Christmas Eve & Day over the next few days,
Thanks for reading, Mark!