Good morning! Our storm is absolutely exploding off the coast of South Carolina. Since last night the storm has not only gotten stronger, with much colder clouds, but has expanded significantly.
There are a few interesting things on the satellite that I am watching.
Firstly, I am watching the large area of thunderstorms to the northeast of the storms center. We really need to pay attention all day to see if this large area of thunderstorms starts to move in an unusual direction.
Another thing to watch is the area of clouds in the Carolinas and Virginia. Thunderstorms and precipitation spread farther west than many models had predicted, and if this stays in-tact, it could spread precipitation farther west into our area.
What I am most interested in is the double barrel low.
If you look below I have a zoomed in version of the center of the storm and the winds around it. The eastern low pressure is larger and is the primary low and the western low pressure is the secondary low. Right now it looks like the primary low will absorb the secondary at some point. However, the secondary low has some nice convection wrapping around it.
I'll have a final call snow map out this evening. For now, the one that is up on the maps page is fine.
I'll be nowcasting all day today. Be sure to check out my twitter @CONWEATHER and follow!