More Snow on the Way

It’s a 1-2 punch from Mother Nature with another round of snow on the way starting early tomorrow morning.  Snow lovers rejoice!  Snow haters–it was good while it lasted (half way through the season with only a trace of snow isn’t bad!).

Here’s a look at what fell last night.  It was a pretty unique set-up.  A band of heavy snow brought most of these accumulations in about 1hrs time.  It was in response to a small area of low pressure that developed right over southern New England just as the band of snow moved through…. that brought our accumulations up slightly from the 1-3″ that I forecasted yesterday at noon.

What Fell Thursday Night, Jan 19

The next storm system slated for Saturday has a different set-up than last night’s clipper.  This storm is just developing over the Tennessee Valley today and will track south of New England on Saturday.  It’s a stronger, more organized storm with more moisture to work with.  While the track makes forecasting the precipitation type a bit more difficult, its a set-up that looks to deliver a decent amount of snow to our area.  I think any way you look at it, it’s going to be messy most of the day.  Here’s the timing and impacts:

Snowfall accumulations look moderate…. most areas should end up with 4-7″ of snow, though I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few 8″ totals.  If the coast stays “all snow” then totals will be near 1/2ft there, too, but I’m envisioning a little sleet or rain mixing in during the afternoon and bringing down the totals slightly there.  It winds down between 5-8pm.

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