Snow Outlook

I've been getting lots of questions about snow, so that's the topic of tonight's blog!

I found myself with a real case of writer's block on Monday evening when trying to come up with a topic for the weather blog. I decided to go to Facebook to see what folks would like to read about tonight and it seems like most everybody was interested in snow! More specifically they wanted to know when we were going to see some here in the Charlottesville area.

Unfortunately for people who are wanting to see some snow, we aren't going into the best pattern to pick up wintry weather in central Virginia. We do have a cold front that will be crossing the region late Wednesday. Colder air will pour in behind this storm, but most of the moisture will be gone before the cooling trend begins. As a result this should primarily be a rain maker for us, with the exception being in some of the higher terrain, where the precipitation could end as a mixture of rain and snow.

Beyond that system, cold high pressure will build in for a few days. Our highs will only be in the 40s through the weekend, but no moisture will intercept the cool air. Beyond that, looking out to the next 10-14 days, it looks like our temperatures will gradually warm to slightly above average readings, which would mean anything falling from the sky would be in the liquid form. That will take us through the first three weeks of December without many significant chances for measurable snow. Of course things can (and do) change quickly, but my long-term outlook for most of December features warmer than average temperatures and lower than average snowfall. Not exactly what the snow lovers are wanting to hear!

Would you like to see a snowy winter, or are you just fine with warm and rainy weather? Chime in with a comment at the bottom of this blog!


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