SATURDAY A.M. UPDATE: Slightly more warm air has been entrenched into this system that previously forecast. Anywhere from 1 to 1.5" of snow has fallen as of 9 a.m. this morning. The warmer air will transition the snow to rain for most of the day. A brief period of light snow will be possible this evening although little if any additional accumulation is expected.
A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect Friday night and last through Saturday night as yet another winter storm traverses the region.
Snow will begin after midnight tonight and could be somewhat heavy at times overnight. You can expect anywhere from 1-2 inches of fresh snow to be on the ground by early Saturday morning. Roads could be slick so allow for extra time and use extra caution if you have to drive anywhere. Temperatures near freezing should help any chemical treatment to work better than this past Tuesday morning.
The temperature will slowly rise above freezing late Saturday morning into the afternoon hours. This will cut back on snow accumulation and may even cause a little bit of rain to mix in during the middle of the day. As the temperature falls, the rain will change back to light snow before tapering off completely after 8 p.m. on Saturday night.
Storm total accumulations will vary based on exactly how long your location stays above freezing or if any brief rain mixes in to wash away some of the snow. It looks like in general 2-3 inches is likely with a few isolated 4” amounts possible. More snow can be expected northwest of the city and less snow southeast (see the snow map for details).
Cold weather will stick around for much of next week. There may be a few opportunities for light snow as well depending on how far south the jet stream dips.
As a long range heads up, some forecast models are keying in on the potential for a bigger weather system by the following weekend going into the 20th-23rd. Right now it appears rain is likely, but the potential exists for some frozen precipitation at the end depending on how things play out. It is still a long ways off, but just something to keep in mind if you have travel plans around that time. As always, the latest forecast updates can be found right here.
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