TODAY Not a lot better for temperatures today than yesterday or Monday. I look for highs in the middle 20’s. Once more, wind chills this morning could be below zero — this would especially be true north of the I-275 loop. As for clouds and precipitation: the models show a quick Alberta Clipper passing through with some light snow this afternoon. As we unfortunately saw on Monday, a quick snow squall can cause a major problem for drivers — so please be prepared for this possibility. Any accumulation should be under 1″. Tonight, lows should be around 15 with still a few snow showers around especially east.
THURSDAY: I expect skies to be cloudy, but I think we stay dry with highs around 30.
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY: A winter storm will move across the southeast. There still is some uncertainty to the track, but I think we stay all snow for this one. The NAM and GFS have suppressed this storm, but they have lost storms 2-3 days out only to bring them back inside of 2 days, and this thing isn’t quite on shore yet. The rest of the models, including the GFS Ensembles, are more impressive with snow totals. We’re going to keep fine-tuning this forecast so, keep it tuned here — especially as it relates to how much and where. Lows Thursday night will be in the middle 20’s and highs on Friday struggle to the upper 20’s.
SATURDAY: We clear things out — but we also turn cold again! The latest guidance goes for 31 on Saturday. I am not entirely sure I buy that just yet, so I will stick with a high of 26.
SUNDAY/MONDAY: I don’t agree with the guidance on this one. If we have snow cover around, and I think we may, then I would expect highs Sunday and Monday in the low to middle 30’s at BEST, and not the upper 30’s to middle 40’s the guidance suggests. Lows will be in the teens both mornings. The models show a dry Sunday before the next system moves in Sunday night with precipitation. That one, I can’t even begin to attempt a forecast just yet, without knowing what the Thursday night/Friday storm does — so stay tuned!
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