Six items to talk about today.
First, today will feature some showers and maybe a rumble of thunder, but with the low clouds and stable atmosphere, I tend to doubt it. After the front or prefrontal trough moves through, our temperatures should jump up into the 50s, lifting the fog, and it will become very windy later in the day. Some of the gusts will be very strong.
Second, Thursday will be much colder.
Third, Thursday night and Friday will feature some snow ending as rain showers. A coating to 1” in the valleys and maybe up to 2” on the ridge tops.
Fourth, Saturday. This is a tough forecast. It will snow. But will this be an accumulating snow or a white rain snow. White rain? Yes. Snow that falls but melts. The key will be intensity of the snow and when it starts. If it falls heavily enough and/or starts before sunrise, it could cover the ground, making accumulations possible on the grassy and colder surfaces. If not, it may only coat the cold surfaces with slush and/or just melt.
Fifth, Sunday is simply chilly with sunshine.
Sixth, Monday/Tuesday. Clouds increase with a chance for snow overnight Monday into Tuesday. The same situation regarding temperatures and snowfall rate will be present as for Saturday.
Next Tuesday’s system should be the last big winter weather threat for us! Yea! Then, it’s on to a more typical, yet chilly spring-like pattern, not late winter pattern. Finally!
Until then, Enjoy!
Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.