WEDNESDAY WEATHER BRIEFING

Good morning!

So not to “bury the lead”, let’s talk about the Friday-Saturday snow storm first.

Sorry snow lovers, but this is going to miss the Valley. 

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The storm will be a whopper….a crippling storm for many, but it is going to track too far south and east to impact the WFMJ viewing area.

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Snow totals can reach 2 feet along the I-81 corridor in Virginia and the mountains of West Virginia.

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Have air travel plans Friday-Saturday? Be prepared for trouble, even if you are not flying east. The airports in DC, Baltimore, Philly and NYC are likely to have loads of problems and some may even close. This will cause a ripple effect nationwide.

TODAY’S SNOW

Back in the near term, a weak weather system will cross the lower Ohio Valley today and some light snow will arrive by midday. This can lead to fresh coatings; watch for slippery spots mainly on secondary roads, sidewalks, parking lots, etc.

15 hour futurecast:

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Highs today near 20.

THE WEEKEND: 

As the big East Coast storm continues pushing east, sinking air on the back side of it will lead to a good deal of sunshine Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Temperatures will slowly moderate.

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LONG RANGE

Next week looks pretty quiet and not as cold as this week. We still think that February is likely to start on a mild note (compared to average).

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WEATHER FOR WEATHER GEEKS: 

The Valley’s most detailed weather forecast will take a good look at the East Coast situation with the latest models and graphics. Plus: Why February could, for a while anyway, resemble December. Weather For Weather Geeks will be on ericwfmj.com and wfmj.com/weather as well as the WFMJ app by 8:00pm.

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