Good afternoon and what a chilly start it's been this morning! Looking over the Smokies via the Newfound Gap area, current temps here are in the mid teens (noon). You can also see the remaining snow left from our latest winter storm system. No winter weather, or even real impactful weather, expected over the next several days. For today, sunny and chilly. Highs to warm up into the low 40s across the Great Valley.
Examining the latest drought map, we still have spots that sit at abnormally dry. These particularly encompass the far western portions of the state, parts of the Plateau, and the far northeastern tip of the state. Given the moderate to heavy rainfall yesterday, (1-2"), I anticipate these to shrink with the latest release later this week.
Looking longer term, a cold swing is expected. The CPC suggests colder than normal temperatures, at least a better opportunity for them, the second half of the month. After a very warm November and December, we'll take a more true winter to balance the scales.
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