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Showers and overcast for the weekend as cold air damming persists

/ February 12, 2021 at 10:07 PM

A cold air damming regime will remain in place over the weekend, with plentiful moisture and upper-level energy keeping numerous showers in the forecast along with chilly temperatures. This rain will be no joke — NWS is forecasting 1-3″ across the area by Monday morning, with the higher rain totals generally to be found inland of 17. The wedge of cold air nestled between the Appalachians and the Atlantic and its associated persistent overcast will keep temperatures well below normal (62° is the normal high for this time of year).

Despite what some weather apps were showing this time last week, no precipitation type issues are in the forecast this weekend as the core of the coldest air remains well to our north and west.