DCAT Logistics Post 12/10 – 12/4 December 10, 2018
For this week, South Carolina to Virginia will experience cold temperatures along with snow that will impact tranportation as shown in the above photo. (Photo credit weather.com) Some areas in the U.S. will have above average temperatures as opposed to this time in December last year with frigid cold temperatures. From December 15-19 temperatures will continue to warm up, leading to a potential warm holiday season.
North - For New York, expect cold temperatures until the weekend. From Massachusetts to Maine, temperatures will be cold throughout the week, with rain and potential snow flurries on the weekend with slightly warmer temperatures.
South - There will also be sleet and freezing rain in other areas of the Southeast for today from Alabama to North Carolina. Be aware of hazardous road conditions especially from the snow and ice from over the weekend. Snow was reported over the weekend with 15 inches in Richmond, Virginia on Sunday. This was the 2nd highest calendar day snowfall in the month of December for Richmond, which severely impacted traffic, especially on I-81. Over 200,000 people are without power from South Carolina to Virginia.
Midwest - Expect rain in the Plains and Illinois to South Dakota from Wednesday into Thursday.
West - California will see snow today in San Diego. From Washington to Idaho, rain and snow are likely for the week. Several inches of rain this week can lead to localized flooding, so proceed with caution when driving.