Energetic pattern to continue
In terms of storm threats, the active weather pattern experienced in recent weeks across much of the nation will likely continue through January. Multiple waves of upper-level energy across North America will result in multiple storm threats as we progress through the month, but the exact impact area for these systems will have to be addressed one at a time. The end of this week will feature a low pressure system headed to the Carolinas from the northern Gulf of Mexico and it could end up producing accumulating in the Tennessee Valley including such areas as eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. This system is likely to stay to the south and east of the I-95 corridor in the Mid-Atlantic as it heads northeast on a track to the western Atlantic. Another system will pull out of the southeastern US early next week and take a turn to the northeast and towards the Mid-Atlantic region. Precipitation could arrive in the Mid-Atlantic region later Tuesday from this system, but many details will have to be ironed out in coming days regarding impact zone and precipitation-type. Other storms will threaten the southern and eastern US later this month as the overall pattern turns progressively colder.
Meteorologist Paul Dorian