Friday, March 25, 2011

The Latest On This Weekend's Wintry Mix

I want to first start off by saying that it is not uncommon to see wintry weather this late in the year. In fact, check out some notable snowfalls I found while digging through climate data this afternoon.

The forecast hasn't changed much from earlier this morning. I have posted temperatures along with the precipitation forecast below (Rain=green, Mix=pink, Snow=blue). Most of the precip should taper by early Sunday evening.

You can see that temperatures will hover above freezing. In addition, ground temperatures are relatively warm. This will be a tough forecast to verify because a lot of the sleet (ice pellets) and snow will melt. Nonetheless, here is my early forecast for accumulations. I want to emphasize that this is not etched in stone and you should check back on Saturday for the very latest information.

Most of the accumulations will stay on things detached from the ground, however, there could be slick spots on the roads...especially to the north and west. We will continue to track this and have another update tomorrow morning!

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