Looking at the forecast over the next week, I see a lot of sunshine. One of the things I've been thinking about is if this pattern had happened back in September or October. The first two months of meteorological fall were so cloudy and filled with either a lot of humidity or showers. Now it's so sunny in one of the darkest periods of the entire year and we have bright sunshine day after day.
I suppose that all the clear weather makes it easier to handle the long nights. The earliest sunsets takes place for the next 10 days. The actual absolute earliest sunset takes place tomorrow, when the sun will go down just after 4:11 p.m.
There is going to be a major storm moving through the southeastern part of the United States later this weekend and early next week and this will bring quite a snow storm to parts of northern Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia. Some areas could see one of their largest snowstorms on record and if your plans call for travel in that region, you'll definitely want to keep on top of the latest forecast.
In terms of the weather here, it does look cold and dry over the next week and I don't see any chance of precipitation until sometime late next week or during the following weekend. It’s very far away to predict if the next storm will be rain or snow, but right now early indications are this will be a rain, not a snow, storm.
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Friday: Chilly with sunshine. Highs within a few degrees of 35. A cold wind.
Friday Night: Clear and cold. Lows 12-18.
Saturday: Dry and cold. Highs in the upper 20s.
Sunday: Cold, some clouds. Mid-30s.
Monday: Sunny and cold. Highs in the mid-30s.
Tuesday: Continued dry and cold. Highs in the low-30s.