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Snow Showers and Squalls Continue Today- 6pm Update

By: Chris Bailey
By: Chris Bailey

I'm also watching for some clipper snow this weekend.

6pm Update

Good Friday evening everyone. Snow showers are widespread across the region this evening with more accumulations taking place. A lot of the snow will blow around, but some slick spots will still be likely.

You guys must keep in mind the forecast of 1"-3" of snow was THROUGH FRIDAY!! It wasn't what was supposed to fall last night, it was everything that falls from Thursday into tonight. Many areas already well within that range. I realize some spots didn't get as much and I specifically pointed out some areas would hit the under. Those same areas are the ones seeing the heaviest snow showers this evening, so maybe you can catch up.

Temps continue to run on the cold side with upper teens and low 20s this evening with feel like temps down into the single digits. Brrrrr!

Have a great evening and take care.

Previous Update

Good Friday everyone. It looks like many of those snow dances paid off as dozens of school systems are shut down or delayed across the region today. Thursday was an amazing weather day around here as we had a little bit of everything. I had never used the phrase “squall line of thunderstorms along the arctic front” until Thursday afternoon and I suspect I may never use it again. That line of storms was quickly replaced by snow squalls and crashing temps. That equates to weather awesome-ness for your friendly weatherdude. :)

Today will feature cold temps, gusty winds and more snow showers and squalls. These will drop additional accumulations for some areas. Slick travel is likely for many locations… especially early in the day. High temps will hang in the low and mid 20s with feel like temps even colder.

Here are your tracking toys...





Charleston


Huntington


Ashland


Portsmouth

A few snow showers and flurries linger into the overnight as lows dip back into the teens.

I continue to watch a fast moving clipper working our way from the northwest late Saturday into early Sunday. This system is likely to produce a swath of accumulating light snow along and just to the north of the track. The latest run of the NAM shows this moving through the heart of the region...

That would work out to an inch or two of snow for some areas and that’s something I will fine tune later today. Temps this weekend will run in the upper 20s to low 30s for highs with lows in the upper teens and low 20s.

Monday will find temps moderating ahead of another surge of arctic air into the plains states. This will cause low pressure to develop in the Mississippi River Valley and head toward the Great Lakes. This will drag a strong cold front our way Tuesday with another rain to snow situation possible. I’m not overly impressed with the snow part of this, but that is some impressive low level arctic air seeping southward…

I will talk more about our weekend clipper with an update later today. Have a great Friday and take care.

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