Perhaps it’s a new Monday tradition, but for the second time in as many weeks, we’re expecting some snow in our area as a late winter storm system approaches from the west. While this won’t be a huge event, it is expected to make things a little slippery on our roads and sidewalks and given that this has been such a dry and mild winter, every storm system producing accumulating snow is considered significant. It looks like we’ll have rain, snow, and even sleet spreading eastward across the local area through the afternoon into the evening. Late this evening, there will be a transition to mainly just snow, but the overall totals will depend heavily on how quickly things transition to snow. Temperatures will also be quite warm, just below freezing by tomorrow morning in most spots, meaning a lot of that snowfall will compress to slush or melt off a bit, reducing snowfall amounts. The snow will continue through the overnight hours and then taper off in the mid morning hours Tuesday with one to three inches likely on the ground by then.
The next storm system to affect us is expected to move in for late Wednesday, starting as a mixture of rain and snow and then changing over to all snow by early Thursday with minor accumulations anticipated. Light snow or snow showers will linger through Thursday and Friday followed by another storm system that may bring some snow for Sunday and Sunday night with some minor to moderate accumulations possible. Temperatures will be mild for the first half of the week with a big cool down expected for Friday and the weekend.
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This post was written by tschmidt on February 20, 2012