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Wednesday Wintry Weather Tracker- 6pm Update

By: Chris Bailey
By: Chris Bailey

A touch of the white stuff will fall today.

6pm Update

Good Wednesday evening to one and all. Our taste of winter had a short, but beautiful, stay across the region. The snow worked out according to plan and we are now left with a few furries and snow showers into the overnight.

Where do we go from here?

A seasonal chill will be with us on Thursday as temps hit the low 40s under partly sunny skies. That’s a ho-hum kinda weather day.

The action begins to pick up on Friday as an arctic front dives southeastward into the region. This front should have a weak wave of low pressure along it and will be able to produce some decent precipitation. The models are really beginning to pick up on this… 

 NAM

GFS Ensembles

That should be a touch of rain to start Friday evening, but the thermal profile cools quickly meaning a rapid change to snow. This would continue into Saturday morning with snow showers and flurries around into the rest of the day. That’s a scenario that can put down a light accumulation for many areas.

Saturday will be a very wind and cold day with temps staying in the 20s. Lows by Sunday take a dive into the low and mid teens.

The pattern into next week is ripe for some overrunning moisture. This means we should be on guard for some wintry weather in the form of snow, mix and/or rain. You can see this setup on the following models…

European

 JMA

 Have a great evening and take care.

Previous Update

Good Wednesday to one and all. Today is going to remind us that it's still winter out there as we get in on a touch of some light snow. This won't amount to a whole heck of a lot as much of it will be melting on contact with a mild ground.

A slushy accumulation is possible on grassy and elevated surfaces today into this evening. Air temps should stay just above freezing for most of the day and this means more melting that sticking. Parts of the coalfields may even get in on some rain mixing in from time to time.

Let's track the blast of winter...





Charleston


Huntington


Ashland


Portsmouth

Help us out by posting the weather conditions from where you live. I will have an update later in the day to talk about the chance for snow with an arctic front for the weekend. Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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