The Week Ahead

Now that the winter storm has ended, what conditions can we expect for the rest of the work week?

The winter storm has pushed east of our region tonight, with many of us left with a general 4-7" of snow accumulation. Dry conditions will prevail tonight; in fact, mostly dry conditions are expected to prevail for the next couple of days. Here is the reasoning...

Above is the 500mb wind flow. Notice how there is a "split flow", with a northerly track sitting south of the Canadian border and a southerly track extending across our Southern states. This split leaves our region in the "in between" zone which means much of our region will miss any northerly or southerly storms that develop.

Looking at the storms expected to develop this week, one can see that the storm tracks predominantly miss our region...

For tomorrow, a quick moving clipper system will bring snow to the Great Lake region and will continue on a track that stays north of our region. By Wednesday, a southerly rain system develops and the track stays mostly southeast of our region (however, our far southern extents may see some light drizzle if the track shifts west). It is not until the weekend, when the two flows start to converge, that we see the potential for another wintery system in our region (bringing both rain and snow chances).

Otherwise, bundle up tonight as we see lows dropping down into the single digits. Temperatures will be on a slow recovery for the next few days but we will eventually pull near 50°F by Friday.

Have a good evening!

-Kelly Ann

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