Light rain Thursday then snow this weekend
We are getting more confident in the storm track of our upcoming weekend storm but before that arrives we have to get through some wind, light rain showers and mild temps. Highs rise into the middle 40s Thursday with a wind gusting out of the south to 30 mph. A few rain showers are possible mainly after late morning. If some of those showers fall before temperatures can warm to 32° there may be some icy spots.
Friday morning starts dry with some rain showers forming for the evening commute. The rain then turns into sleet, snow and wintry mix Friday night especially in our southern half of counties. The wintry mix switches to snow Friday night with some light accumulation of a few inches by Saturday morning. We may get a lull in the snow later Saturday morning with heavier snow developing Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning.
Our confidence on the track of the storm and timing of the storm have increased and the possibility for the second round of snow Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning is looking more likely. The confidence in snow totals is still low but significant snow over 6" is looking likely.
The biggest impacts of the storm will be after noon on Saturday. Near-blizzard conditions will be possible with heavy snow falling and wind gusts to 40 mph Saturday. This is a "stay home and don't go out" type of snow with multiple rounds of shoveling needed. The heaviness of snow will shift throughout the event but when it starts it will be wet.
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