The cold air whipped into the Valley last night with window-rattling winds that gusted to 45 mph. Wet areas froze up and then many places got a coating of snow. So, watch for slick spots this morning. Today will be fairly uneventful other than the COLD.
Flurries will be found here and there this morning. Highs today in the upper 20s.
A better chance for accumulating snow comes Thursday afternoon into Thursday night. Low pressure will take a track south of the Ohio River, keeping the cold air locked into northern Ohio and PA. So, we don’t expect any mixing, just snow. For the afternoon hours Thursday, the snow will have a hard time sticking to paved surfaces since it’s March (strong sun angle) and temperatures will be near or slightly above freezing. But after dark….untreated surfaces can get slick.
Simulated radar (NAM model) shows the snow arriving early in the afternoon and then tapering off at night:
How much snow? I think 1-3″ is a good range for the viewing area and I suspect more places will be closer to 3″ than 1″ south of I-80.
NWS snow forecast. We will put out a map this afternoon.
The system will be gone by Friday morning and we should see some sunshine working in. Cold though! Highs only around freezing or so.
On Saturday, a weak area of low pressure will scoot across the region and there will probably be some light snow (maybe mixed with rain). Snow should be no big deal.
Sunday looks like the better half of the weekend with sunshine and more seasonable temperatures.
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Still on track for at least 1-2 days with temperatures at or above 70 late in the week.
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