A small break from the snow

Good Wednesday, everyone. We have a bit of a break in winter on Wednesday, but don’t get used to it. I’m tracking a couple more potential snow-makers in the coming days. One of them could roll into town in time for all those Super Bowl parties.

We will have a partly to mostly sunny sky Wednesday, and that will allow for highs to reach the upper 30s and low 40s in most areas.

A fast-moving clipper works into our region on Thursday. This will bring gusty showers ahead of it, with a quick change to light snow and snow showers behind it:


Some minor accumulations will be possible Thursday night and Friday morning. Leftover flurries and snow showers could hang around for a blustery and cold Friday.

The weekend system is still on our weather menu, but the details on how it’s prepared are yet to be figured out. I want to continue to emphasize to not get caught up in one model or one model run. Just look back at the past 24 hours worth of model runs and notice how none of them look the same. It’s important to try and find trends in what the models are showing.

The latest GFS takes our storm just to the south of our region:


As of now, a system with that track and intensity makes more meteorological sense to me, given the look of the pattern. Here’s the snowfall map from that run:

GFS 2Notice how that matches up very well with the snowfall look from the European Ensembles:

Euro Snow

We still have several days to see exactly what type of winter weather that brings our region. Stay tuned.

Have a great day and take care.

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