Good Thursday everyone. Many areas got in on some snow Wednesday afternoon and evening, but not to the extent that was possible. Rain to snow situations are always tough to forecast and this one was no different. I did well across the coalfields and mountains, but not very good farther north. Luckily, we did say the bulk of the snows would fall in the south and east and that's what happened.
What's next up for us?
The next few days will be chilly ones with high temps today and Friday generally in the upper 30s and low 40s for most areas. The areas with snow on the ground will be several degrees colder. Clouds will increase Friday as a cold front swings in from the northwest. This may touch off a few snow showers and flurries into friday night into early Saturday.
The big news will be the shot of cold air diving in here. This is the coldest air mass so far as we go well below normal for a few days. Check out the temps from the NAM...
Temps Saturday will generally run in the low 30s after starting out the day around 20. Some upper teens may be with us Sunday morning with afternoon highs hitting the upper 30s and low 40s under partly to mostly sunny skies.
Our unsettled weather pattern looks to continue into next week. There is likely to be a very sharp north to south temperature gradient setting up shop across the country. This may put us right back into the mix for more rain and snow action at times with the fence setting up across the region.
The GFS Ensembles offer up a perfect illustration of this...
Yippee... can't wait for those forecasting headaches.
On a side note... check out this snow pic from Kirk Wilson in Beckley, WV last night...
That's a stop sign plastered with heavy, wet snow. This area picked up 4"-5" of the slush. Have a great Thursday and take care.