Happy New Year. That is if you love wintry weather with snow and very cold temperatures.
The National Weather Service is monitoring the possible development of a significant storm system. At this time, the NWS is fairly confident in some accumulating snow across the region, but the big question is “Just how much?”
The details will be refined as we get closer to Thursday/Friday, but there is some potential for a significant snowfall across portions of the area. Additionally, very low temperatures and gusty winds could make for dangerously cold conditions late Friday into Saturday morning.
In its 8:31 AM update, the NWS says:
“A prolonged period of snow is expected late Wednesday into Friday morning. At least 6 inches of snow is possible with blowing and blowing and drifting of snow due to strong winds.”
While this is a few days away and the forecast remains uncertain, now is the time to make sure you are prepared for a period of very cold and potentially snowy weather.
Here’s the forecast as it stands now. Stay tuned!
Today: A chance of snow showers, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Light and variable wind becoming west 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight: Scattered snow snowers are expected with a cold front passing late this afternoon into early evening. A few of these could be in the form of snow squalls. producing brief white out conditions in heavy snow and strong winds. Any area experiencing a snow squall will have the potential for flash freeze conditions. Temperatures will likely start around or just above freezing, then drop as a slushy of coating of snowfalls, dropping into the 20s in the wake of the squall.
New Year’s Day: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. West wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: A chance of snow, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 22. Calm wind becoming northeast 5 to 9 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday: Snow. High near 24. Northeast wind 13 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Thursday Night: Snow. Low around 10. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Friday: Snow likely, mainly before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 15. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -2.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 21.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.