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“Anotha one” – 10 News tracks another strong storm system Friday, this weekend

While 10 News has a Weather Authority Alert Day in effect for Tuesday and Wednesday, the storm pattern stays active in the days to follow.

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Once Tuesday’s storm moves northeast of Virginia, the area of low pressure will strengthen. This translates to strong wind gusts at times, peaking between roughly 30 and 45 mph Wednesday.

That, in tandem with a saturated ground, could lead to downed tree limbs and/or scattered power outages.

Heavy rain and gusty winds could lead to power outages through Wednesday.

Heavy rain and gusty winds could lead to power outages through Wednesday.

In addition to the wind, we’ll see snow piling up on the western slopes. Some scattered flurries, snow showers and/or sleet pellets will be possible through the first half of the day Wednesday.

Snow piles up on our western slopes Wednesday.

Snow piles up on our western slopes Wednesday.

The stormy pattern continues Friday, when another coast-to-coast system moves in. This will bring in more rain late Friday into Friday night.

It is possible that we issue another Weather Authority Alert Day for this system.

More rain and storms to come Friday, followed by strong wind gusts.

More rain and storms to come Friday, followed by strong wind gusts.

A westward tilt to the storm is a sign of it a) strengthening and b) pulling in some warmer air to the east. This could result in some stronger thunderstorms across Southside the Carolinas (again).

Severe storms will be possible again across the Southeast Friday afternoon and evening.

Severe storms will be possible again across the Southeast Friday afternoon and evening.

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Beyond Friday’s storm, it will be very windy Saturday. Colder, Arctic air will likely pour in for the weekend. The Climate Prediction Center’s 6-to-10-day outlook reveals the likelihood of below-average temperatures.

Colder-than-average weather is likely between January 13 and January 17, 2024.

Colder-than-average weather is likely between January 13 and January 17, 2024.

If we can get one of these storm systems to line up with the colder air, we’ll be in business for snow. We’re not watching any one particular storm, but it’s a pattern worth watching during the second half of January.


Source: WSLS News 10

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