Daily Archives: March 30, 2018

Time posted: 12:45 pm

Watching The Late Easter Sunday Snow Threat

Good Friday afternoon, folks. As our current system slowly pulls way from the region, we start to focus on the active Easter Weekend that’s kicking off. It’s a weekend that will bring everything from nice weather, to showers, to rain, and a period of snow. That sounds about right, this spring.

Today’s chilly showers are slowly working away from the north and east…

Saturday is nice and mild during the day, but showers arrive by evening as a cold front drops in. That front will then put the brakes on across the southern half of the state on Easter Sunday. We will get several dry hours during the day, but a wave of low pressure puts a quick end to that later in the day.

That low will bring rain and a swath of snow across the state through Sunday night…

That can drop some light accumulations across the northern half of the state and that ain’t no foolin’. Here’s the latest GFS snow map…

The NAM is now seeing the same thing…

If anything sticks, it’s likely to be on grassy and elevated surfaces.

That system moves away quickly Sunday night and early Monday, with temps surging behind it. We hit the 50s on Monday, with readings that can reach the low 70s by Tuesday. This is ahead of a VERY strong cold front marching into our region Tuesday night. That may bring high winds and a line of strong storms through here…

Temps drop big time behind this front, as cold air floods back in.

The pattern next weekend has a very interesting look to it, with winter air controlling much of the country, and an active jet stream. Don’t be surprised if we are tracking a huge storm system into our part of the world.

I probably won’t be able to post this evening, but will have a full update later tonight.

Make it a good one and take are.

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