Mixed Precip Event Could Ring in the New Year

After a record-warm outbreak across much of the Southeast for Christmas, things could be taking a major turn just after we ring in the new year. While not expected to be a major event, there could be some rain/snow/sleet across extreme western CN, southern and southeast VA, and eastern TN. The timing appears to be Sunday night into the early morning hours on Monday, so some may have work cancelled.

The GFS model below has this as a quick-moving system, and will be out to sea by mid-day Monday. Raleigh could see a dusting of snow, and so could southeast VA. Elsewhere it may just be a few flakes, outside of the mountains.

This is not expected to be a major event, but could cancel work for some in the affected area. It is expected to get very cold behind this system, with 20s possible on Tuesday morning. This could cause the concern for black ice.

Consult your local NWS forecast before traveling on the roads. Sunday night and Monday morning could become dangerous in the affected areas.

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!