Chilly end to November Expected for the Carolinas

If you are not a fan of November “blowtorches” then you will be in luck tonight and this weekend. Even into early next week. A strong cold front has pushed through our region today, Friday, and tonight temperatures will plummet.

There will likely be another freeze for some locations by Saturday morning. And we are expected to remain below normal in the 30th, which is when temperatures will modify once again.

Below is the GEFS ensemble average for Monday’s temperature departures:

The 30th, which is Tuesday, looks like when it won’t be as cold and temperatures will swing in the opposite direction. But overall, from now until Tuesday, it looks cold.

And now this from Jesse StormTracker Sacher:

Persistent troughs continue to dive into the northeast at times through the first couple days of December. These troughs will not center over the Southeast, so temperature anomalies won’t be excessively below normal, but we will stay cool, with temperatures averaging between 1 and 5 degrees for below normal for much of the Carolinas through December 2nd. High temperatures will generally be in the 40s and 50s north, with some 60s south, and lows will be in the 20s and 30s to start the period with lows many subsequent mornings commonly in the 30s and 40s. There may be some slight moderation in temperatures between the 2nd and the 5th, but another blast of cold air is likely around the 5th, and could be somewhat more significant based off the brief relaxation of the positive EPO, which may allow for a more substantial western ridge to develop, and cut off some of the flow from the pacific jet stream.”

There you have it folks, we got you covered.

What’s going on around December 5th you might ask? There is a cold signal around that time on the GEFS, but we are not even thinking about dropping the ‘S’ word.

This could just be one of those systems that is rain on the front end, and then a blast of cold air behind it. But we will see, and will keep you updated about December 5th.


Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!