Southeast Snow?

One more mild day across the southeast (two days if you’re along the coastal region of the southeast) before temperatures take a tumble due to a cool front moving across the region. This will keep temperatures near or below normal into the weekend before the forecast become less benign. The southeast will be in a favorable upper-level flow in which a couple pieces of energy will rotate into the area. This will generate enough lift to potentially support light precipitation. Some of this precipitation will likely fall in the frozen variety; a few snow flurries/snow showers are possible for parts of the southeast.

The best chance for light wintry precipitation comes into the forecast Sunday into Sunday night. A shortwave will rotate across the south and southeast, which should generate enough lift for light precipitation to reach the ground. The moisture is meager at best, but I do believe what’s available will be ‘squeezed’ out across the region. The best chance for light snow will be across Tennessee and far northern parts of Alabama and Georgia. Looking a modeled soundings, initially a light rain/snow mixture may fall before the atmosphere cools enough to support all light snow/flurries. This is not a major event or a widespread event, but in this region we will take flurries and light snow anytime we can get it. It is too early to determine accumulation potential, but accumulations look very light at best.

Preliminary Snowfall Map (Sunday-Sunday Night)

Since this event is still a few days out and the model guidance is split on the evolution, a lot can change, so please keep checking back for changes and updates in the forecast.