BIG PICTURE

A complex and slow-moving storm system is next up for us in the Region beginning Thursday and going all the way through late Saturday into Sunday. It’s an area of low pressure that will separate itself from the main flow of the jetstream to our north–and it will meander its way around, eventually heading east through the weekend.


IMPACTS

In terms of impacts–you know we’re not about the hype–I don’t think this will be very impactful. Most of the snow looks light…and even if we get some moderate snow, the air temps will be in the mid 30s for a good portion of this event so the snow will melt on the roads leading to just wet conditions. Warmer air will wrap into the storm Friday mixing our snow with rain and changing it over to rain at times–this will limit the accumulating snow to Illinois and Wisconsin.


FEW THINGS TO WATCH

We’ll have to watch a few periods of time, however, especially during the night time hours. Thursday night and Friday night, if we’re mainly snow at that point, we could see some slick spots develop as temps cool a bit and we lose the solar heating we get during the day. Even still, I’m not impressed.


PRECIP TIMELINE

Thursday: Snow showers develop.

Thursday night: snow showers mixing with rain at times

Friday: Rain, mixed with snow at times

Friday night: Showers mixed with snow showers at times

Saturday: Rain/snow mix changes to snow shower

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