Long range model data goes out 384 hours and the only hint of a storm system impacting the Southeast is around the 10th. Of course, there is low confidence this far out in the forecast but is something we'll keep a close eye on for sure. I expect the weather to be quiet for at least the first week of January and then a more active jet stream pattern developing around the 10th through at least the 15th.
If the forecast were correct via the long range GFS model, it looks mild enough for rain and no wintry precipitation but I don't see a strong signal towards strong or severe storms at this point.
The CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER is also picking up on this mild and slightly wetter trend during the second week in January based on their 8-14 day outlook:
If you are hoping for wintry precipitation, I honestly believe it will happen later in the season either in February or March.
Jill Gilardi WBRC First Alert Meteorologist