Only small odds for a little snow the next couple of days

Dry but gloomy weather today locally as a weak disturbance drops south out of the Great Lakes region. Precipitation associated with this feature will likely remain to the north. Otherwise, it will be just another cloudy late autumn day here in the Valley. Temperatures this afternoon won’t warm much mainly due to the cloud cover.

Tonight through Thursday morning will feature a couple of low-chance opportunities for precipitation locally. Temperatures tonight into Wednesday morning will be cold enough to support snow with the crossing of another upper-level disturbance. Any snow Wednesday morning would transition to rain in the afternoon as temperatures warm to around 40°. Then, any rain would switch back to snow Wednesday evening as temperatures cool.

Altogether I wouldn’t expect much snow through the period locally. The best odds for light snow accumulation will be for those areas in the northern half of the county. Even at that, the best one could hope for is a dusting – a half-inch or so at the very most.

Projected 12-hour snowfall from the European model through Wednesday evening.

THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
Mainly dry conditions will return to the Valley as an upper-level ridge of high pressure moves in overhead for Thursday. Some sunshine will break out occasionally temperatures locally will remain within seasonal values.

Saturday looks to be the best day of the latter part of the week under high pressure. Warm Gulf air pushing in ahead of the next low pressure system will warm temperatures to around 50° on Sunday. Clouds will also increase throughout the day as the next system draws closer. Precipitation chances will ramp up Sunday evening/night. We will stay on the warm side of this one so all precipitation will be in the form of rain.

European model depiction next Monday morning. Rain will spread across the region Sunday night with the crossing of a broad low pressure system. Snow showers on the backend fo the system are forecast to stay well to our north.

Temperatures are expected to remain seasonably warm through midweek next week before turning cold once again as we head into mid-month.

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