Al started his forecasting career in radio at Accu-Weather in Pennsylvania and remained there for four years as a broadcast meteorologist. He began his television career at Wilmington, NC's WECT in 1989, as a Meteorologist/Environmental Reporter. After a two year stint at WINK-TV in Fort Myers, FL and a year a WTVJ in Miami, Fl, Al returned to the Carolinas and WBTV in April of 1993. Al holds the AMS TV Seal of Approval and received an Emmy for Best Weathercast in 1997.
Precipitation will be mostly – perhaps even totally – snow for the mountains through the duration. It will be a mix of rain and snow across the Foothills, but transition to all snow for a period, thus some accumulation is likely there (even on roads).
A weak weather disturbance passes through the region today, snow showers will continue in the mountains – with a small accumulation at the highest elevations above 4,000 feet – and occasional rain showers for everyone else.
While it will turn out to be a wet and cold day, it will start with a period of freezing rain in areas north of I-40 with a gradual turnover to plain rain as we move toward the mountains this afternoon.
With high pressure stationed off the coast and low pressure and frontal system back to our west, cloud cover will be extensive today across the WBTV viewing area, though other than a few sprinkles, most neighborhoods won’t have to deal with much rain.