December 5, 10:30 PM Weather Forecast Update: Latest On the Snow Ahead

The new data is in regarding the Thursday snow.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2018 10:02 PM
Updated: Dec. 5, 2018 10:49 PM

Wave of steady light to moderate snow will move in west to east through the area 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  There will not be snowfall tonight.

Following the steady snow, some scattered snow showers will still pivot through.

It looks like much of the viewing area, except north of U.S. 24, will receive around 1" or snow.  North of U.S. 24 should receive less than 1".  Some isolated 1-2" amounts are possible.

It looks like a situation of roads slickening up & becoming coated in a slushy snow during the event 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Roads should improve early to mid afternoon with melting due to chemicals, but also temperatures climbing from 29-31 at 8 a.m. to 31-34 by 1 p.m.  They should improve even with some scattered snow showers lingering (after steady snow).

With these continued additional scattered snow showers & flurries around & temperatures falling to 27-29 by 5-6 p.m., re-freezing of moisture & slush & potential of another light dusting of snow will lead to renewed risk of icy areas on roadways. 

We could drop to 12-18 Friday morning, only reach 24-28 Friday afternoon & 8-14 Saturday morning.  Any moisture will re-freeze solid by Friday morning, resulting in the continuation of the potential of at least a few slick spots.

The latest data continues to show that the weekend storm will stay south of our area.  Ice storm is possible over parts of Texas & Oklahoma, as well as the Carolinas.

We will continue to monitor it, but it wappears that the Arctic high over Iowa to Illinois, Indiana & Ohio & lack of Bermuda high ridging west will prevent more of a swing to the north & northwest.  These systems very frequently do that, but each day with this lack of any northward shift means less potential of snow here.  Still, potential is not zero, but I have dropped snowfall changes to 30% Saturday & 20% Sunday morning.

Increasing clouds will be the story Saturday, before decreasing Sunday.  30% snow will drop to 20% by Sunday morning. 

Highs will run in the 30s to 40 Sunday-Tuesday.  Cold rain showers will arrive Wednesday PM with 39-44 after 20s in the morning.

Rain may end as snow Thursday as temperatures fall from 40-45 to 31-33 by the PM.

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