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A straggling system or two to go, and the slow warm-up begins

The flurries and sprinkles are winding down this morning, but we still have a little bit left to go of this active weather pattern. Those who are eager to see the snow clear off all the roads will be happy to know that warmer temperatures are coming.

Good Tuesday morning everyone!

Parts of our area have been treated to a fresh coating of snow from yesterday's event, but certainly it did not include everyone. Largely the ones that got the best snow were ones sort-of left out from the best over the weekend, so perhaps everything balances out.

Today's weather finishes off yesterday's system and paves the way for the next with a small break in between. Here's the NAM's take on it:

NAM - Tuesday Morning NAM - Tuesday Evening NAM - Tuesday Overnight

We could try to squeeze out some flurries in the lowlands this morning, but since the main batch of energy is already headed offshore it may only end up being the drizzle/freezing drizzle sort of thing. The WV mountains and ski slopes shouldn't have a problem picking up some extra powder though. A recent report I got from Snowshoe Mountain had them at 18" of fresh new snow from the weekend onwards. Not bad for anyone looking to catch some great runs.

There will be a break between the end of this morning's precipitation and the arrival of the next (weak) system; perhaps enough to get some cloud breaks in here. I expect the next event to be more of a miss for the area, just barely clipping the northern counties with a little flurry action.

Another Warm-up

Better get the last bits of those sled-runs in before the snow melts (as is already happening in many parts of our area no-doubt). Our pattern is going to change such that we'll be bouyed by southwest winds and warm air advection. Here's what we can expect for temperatures (compare to the 7-day forecast below):

GFS - Max Temps - Wednesday GFS - Max Temps - Friday GFS - Max Temps - Sunday

By the time the next systems come our way, we'll all be squarely in the "rain" category (and probably looking at a whole lot of mud around here).

The first system scrapes us to the south, while the next one is a whole lot wetter:

GFS - Friday Afternoon GFS - Monday Morning

It looks like our winter is again going to take a little haitus. Climatology says that we can certainly still squeeze in more opportunities for snowfall before the door closes, but it doesn't look like it's going to be happening any time soon.

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

Accuweather Radar

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Temperatures HD Doppler Radar Estimated Rainfall Active Warnings
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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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