Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Late-Week Storm

Yet another big storm will sweep across the southern part of the US.  This storm will not be as strong as the last one, and its track and affected areas will be different.  The storm is currently developing in the southern Plains, and will track across the southeast US and then up the mid-Atlantic coast.

Another round of heavy snow will hit parts of North Carolina and Virginia up into the northeast.  This storm will not have the widespread freezing rain that the last one did, and with slightly warmer temperatures, the rain/snow line will be a bit farther north (and more inland to the east).

At this point, it looks like the brunt of the storm will go well to our south and east.  The northern edge of it will swipe the area Friday night into Saturday.  A secondary piece of energy will come from the northern Plains through our area, to help trigger a bit more snow shower activity.  As of now, it looks like the storm may provide a bit of snowfall for our area, especially areas well to the south and east of Toledo.

During the past few days, computer model runs have wavered a bit on the exact track and impact on our area.  So, we will continue to refine and update the forecast as the storm gets closer.