The latest monthly outlook, released today, shows that January is expected to be wetter than normal for the next few weeks. The long-range models indicate that a string of storms is expected to move across the region this week and next week, bringing shots of moisture to the area. The temperature is expected to oscillate between warmer and colder than normal conditions ahead of and behind the storms, so there is no prediction for whether January as a whole will be warmer or colder than normal. If freezing temperatures and moisture meet, snow is likely. Some of the long-range models bring snow down as far as mid-Georgia, but most keep it in the higher elevations of the Appalachians and more inland areas west of where the centers of low pressure are most likely to go. There were already some flurries and light snow amounts this past week so conditions are becoming favorable for more of the white stuff. Drought is likely to be reduced in coming weeks due to all the precipitation.

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