A Pleasant Weekend…Snow Possible Monday


UPDATED at 4:20 PM

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 9-16. Wind: N 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: 28-30, Wind: N 5-10 mph.

Saturday Night: Increasing clouds. Low: 11-14. Wind: S 5 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High: low 30s.

Monday: Cloudy with a 50% chance of snow and windy (E 15-25 mph). High: upper 20s.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and breezy (N 10-20 mph) with a 30% chance of snow in the morning. High: upper 20s.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High: near 30.

Thursday: Partly cloudy and windy (SE 15-25 mph). High: mid 30s.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain. High: upper 30s.

The low pressure that has produced the flurries today is in the Atlantic Ocean and not even on the map posted below. There are a lot of little troughs of low pressure circulating around that low squeezing out any little moisture the storm has left.

 Mar 1 Current Map

The flurries will only last through the evening hours. The clouds will linger through the night before clearing in the morning. High pressure will move across the Midwest providing sunshine. I am sorry to say that the sunshine is expected to be just one day. Clouds will increase Saturday night with a mostly cloudy day Sunday. The clouds are associated with the next low pressure system we are tracking.

The next low is forecast to track southeast and bring a band of snow with it across the Midwest. Here is the HPC forecast position of the low Monday morning.

Mar 1 Monday AM SFC Map
Forecast snow amounts and locations are bit sketchy this far out, I can say some accumulation is likely, but exactly where and how much is not a sure thing yet. Here is the chance of seeing 2”+ snow from Sunday evening to Monday evening.

Mar 1 2 inches Sun to Mon Eve
The snow chances do continue Monday night into Tuesday morning before tapering off as the low moves east. The wind will be gusty so any snow that does fall will be blowing around. There is still a lot of uncertainty with computer guidance and the track of the low/position of the snow band…so stay up to date on the latest forecast through the weekend.  

High pressure moves across the middle of the country Wednesday bringing back sunshine into the picture.

Thursday will be windy, but dry as we track the next chance of precipitation for Friday with a chance of rain. High temperatures will reach the upper 30s ahead of cold front.

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This post was written by Schnack on March 1, 2013

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