Winter weather rolls in

Good Wednesday, everyone. It’s a day of big changes across the region as cold air crashes in behind a cold front. This will also bring along a period of light snow and snow showers and is the first of three snow chances through Saturday.

Here’s the breakdown on the winter weather potential for the next several days:

  • Showers will change to a period of light snow from west to east into the afternoon and evening as temps crash.
  • Snow showers will then kick in on a strong northwest wind tonight and Thursday morning. Coatings are possible for many, with some local half inch amounts. A touch more can show up in the high ground of the southeast.
  • With temps in the 20s Thursday morning, some slick spots will be possible.
  • After a break in the action. a clipper brings a round of light snow in here Thursday night and Friday. This has a better chance to put down light accumulations that can cause travel issues.
  • Another system will then zip from the northwest on Saturday and bring another shot at some light snows.
  • Light is the key word and our snows are NOT coming all at once. The model snow maps I will be showing are cumulative through Saturday. It’s not the depth on the ground, it’s how much falls during the entire time. Melt… light snow… melt… light snow… melt. Catch my drift? 🙂

Here’s what the NAM is seeing through Friday evening:

Here’s the NAM snowfall map from that run:

The GFS continues to be most aggressive:

The GFS Ensembles are also fond of this potential:

The Euro isn’t as impressed, but still has some light totals:

I leave you with your tracking tools for the day:







Mt. Vernon



Mountain Parkway near Slade


Make it a great day and take care.

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