Big John WEATHER Summary & Discussion
(Issued 3:00 pm Sunday March 2nd, 2014)
A crazy and deadly late-winter storm is marching across the center of the country: ice storm Arkansas into Kentucky, heavy snow Ohio River northward, violent spring thunderstorms along the Gulf Coast. This will have a huge impact along the Eastern Seaboard later tonight and tomorrow, but not here.
Atlantic high pressure is dominating our weather promoting warmer temperatures with sunny skies, a lovely spring day. The weakening trailing cold front of that winter storm finally swings through Georgia Monday night. No worries.
The next wave of Arctic cold is pushing that winter storm, dangerous wind chills making down to Nashville. And the southern edge of that high will reach all the way to the Gulf, but moderating significantly by then. We'll drop from the 70s to highs in the 50s starting Tuesday. In fact, that Arctic high will actually start the cyclogenesis process for a new Gulf low by mid-week.
And that new storm will track out of the NE Gulf headed up the coast by Wednesday and Thursday. If this works out, and we keep a coastal trough as the high departs, we could have rain chances each and every day this week, most likely Thursday and Thursday night. We'll be watching!
Meteorologist John Wetherbee, CBM
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