WHAT: Accumulating Snow
WHEN: Saturday night into Sunday (specific timing Saturday night unclear)
Good Thursday evening, everyone. I wanted to give a quick update on the weekend system that I’ve been watching for the past several days. First of all, Friday is looking 100% alright. No worries for our final day of the workweek.
By the late hours of Friday night and into Saturday morning, there could be some light snow or snow showers. That should have a “low to no” impact to travel. The chance for that precip is about 40%. Just be aware of this if you must travel early Saturday.
As we go into the day Saturday, temps should warm into the lower 40s, so no worries during much of the day. Any precip that falls should be light and liquid. Any threat of morning frozen precip should be over by 9:00 a.m. Again, that threat for morning precip looks low and precip looks light (if any).
The real action arrives Saturday night. At what point rain changes to snow is still a question but a changeover is sure to occur. More than likely, that change will come after midnight but that is not set in stone. As rain transitions to snow, there could even be a period of sleet and/or freezing rain. An ice storm, however, is not expected.
Snow flakes are expected to fly on Sunday. Impacts to travel are liable to be high. I would strongly consider this when making plans for Sunday. At this time, widespread accumulations of 2-4 inches are looking likely, with locally higher amounts of up to 6″ possible. We ALWAYS see locally higher amounts. As I’ve said in all past storms, snow totals can vary significantly across short distances on this plateau. You may get a dusting, while your neighbors five miles up the road get three inches. Such is life on the plateau. ha!
Any change in the track of the low will increase or decrease snow totals.
Go ahead and begin preparing for a possible winter storm, just in case.
As with any winter storm, stay tuned for updates and possible changes to the forecast.
The graph below could change, esp for when rain changes to snow Saturday night. Stay tuned.