Snow Arrives This Morning, Continues This Afternoon

Hello everyone!

Light rain is currently moving into the area and will quickly change to snow this morning as temps crash. Temps are currently in the mid to upper 30’s however Dew Points are in the mid to upper 20’s. As precip begins to fall, the air becomes saturated and the temperature crashes to the Dew Point. In case that was a little too technical, when the precip starts, the temp falls.

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This is the HRRR model showing the evolution of the storm from light rain  this morning through heavy snow later this morning through the early afternoon and then light snow tapering to flurries by early evening. Credit: Weatherbell.

Temps will be on the warm side today, generally in the low 30’s so this will be a heavy, wet snow. Winds could kick up a bit this afternoon so a scattered power outage or two wouldn’t be shocking though I think that risk is low.

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In terms of amounts, look for 3-6″ along the coast with 4-8″ along the midcoast. The foothills likely see 2-4″ with the mountains getting only a coating-2″.

Snow tapers off this evening setting the stage for cooler air tomorrow. An arctic front blasts through on Sunday which sets up a potentially significant storm early next week. I’ll have more on that as we get closer.

-Jack

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