A front is crossing the region this morning and after it passes strong winds will follow. Winds pretty much will be in the 15 to 25 mph range, but gusts up to 50 mph are possible. The NWS posted a wind advisory because of this. Temps will start of relatively mild and raise to the upper 60s and mid 70s through the region. Thursday looks dry and nice with temps again in the upper 60s to mid 70s. Friday will see clouds increasing and maybe a shower in the afternoon in the far west. Temps will climb as much as 10 degrees warmer with highs upper 70s to mid 80s. Showers look possible overnight Friday into Saturday and then Saturday is another breezy day with temps back to the upper 60s to mid 70s. Cooler air with highs mid 60s to around 70 Sunday and another chance of showers Monday with temps even cooler as highs may not reach 60 north and be in the mid and upper 60s south Monday. Cool 50s north and low and mid 60s south will continue for Tuesday. It is possible that nigh time temps could mean frosts and freezes for the mountains and Piedmont Tuesday into Wednesday of next week for northern areas.
Henri is looking healthy in the Northeast Caribbean. He will likely get sheared to pieces in the next 24 hours or so, but there are some indications that this could have a long term affect on the east coast. We will see.
Winter weather insight: Another possible linkage to winter weather is the Solar activity. I think this year will NOT be majorly impacted by the solar activity as it is very low.
If I were to say the players in winter at this point I would say El Nino is the strongest factor. All other factors at this point are too early or to volatile to be helpful.
All for now!