Another Day Of Snow Showers and Arctic Cold- 6pm Update

By: Chris Bailey
By: Chris Bailey

It's a nasty day across much of the region.

6pm Update

Good Tuesday evening everybody. The arctic chill will slowly ease up as we head into Wednesday and this comes before a quick surge of mild temps. This won't last long as the cold air returns during the weekend and we may see a storm with it.

Last night's Canadian Model was most bullish on a storm and today, the European Model has taken over.

A cold front drops in on Saturday with cooler temps and some showers. Low pressure developing across Texas should roll across the Tennessee Valley and turn up the east coast. If that happens... rain will develop on Saturday with temps in the 40s. Colder air moves in Saturday night as the low goes by and we see a switch to some snow into early Sunday.

The model also shows another light snow making disturbance dropping in on Monday.

I continue to see very strong support for a deep trough developing across the country for the middle and end of next week. That may come with a storm. You can see this setup on the European Model for next Thursday...

They're are also increasing signals for a major arctic outbreak for much of the country toward the middle and end of the month.

This is not your December pattern!

Have a great evening and take care.

3pm Update

Snow showers are ramping up a bit late this afternoon with the greatest concentration across southeastern Ohio into Central West Virginia. These can drop another half to one inch of snow on some areas as the blow through. Winds continue to gust and blow the snow around. Temps will hold in the upper teens and low 20s early this evening.

Previous Update

Good Tuesday everybody. Arctic temps and snow showers continue today across the the region. Many areas picked up on accumulating snow Monday and many areas will see more today. Where does the pattern go from here? I will touch on that and have your tracking tools.

Let me start by saying I'm going to resist the urge to go on an epic rant about the Monday failure of the National Weather Services across our region. Dozens of roads closed and hundreds of cars involved in accidents says enough. Watches, Warnings and Advisories are meant to alert the public of weather that may negatively impact their lives. The key word is IMPACT. Monday's snows had a major impact on our lives and should have been a no brainer for an advisory for the entire area.

Snow showers and squalls will continue today across many areas with light accumulations possible again. Parts of the coalfields into the WV mountains could see higher totals. Roads will be slick and snow covered in some areas. Highs today will range from the low to mid 20s with teens in the mountains. Winds will continue to gust up and add an extra chill to the air.

Let's track what's out there today...

A weak system will pass just to our north Wednesday night and this may drag some flakes into the region. The GFS Ensembles sees the chance...

There is a surge of mild air that shoots in for a day or so to end the week. Highs should hit 50 Friday before another shot of cold moves in over the weekend. Will this cold shot bring a storm with it? Several model runs over the past few days have been showing something trying to pop. The Canadian Model is rather excited...

Sunday Morning

Sunday Evening

The GFS Ensembles are hinting around at something...

Some of the other models hold the energy back and bring a storm out early next week. We shall see how this plays out in the coming days.

Those same GFS Ensembles continue the trend of showing a deep trough for the middle and end of next week...

Have a great Tuesday and check back for updates. Take care.

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