Monday Morning Update on mid-week snow

Posted 8:30 AM EST Monday, December 14, 2020

By now, everyone has more than likely heard rumors of snow for the middle of this week. I’ll take a few minutes to get you caught up with the latest info as of Monday morning.

There is a system to the south that is bringing snow showers to far southern Ohio and West Virginia today. The bulk of this activity should stay well south of the Valley.

RADAR at 9:30 AM EST 12/14/2020

A stray flurry or light snow shower is possible but anything that would happen to affect our area would not bring any wintry issues locally. Otherwise, today will be just another cloudy December day in the Valley. Tuesday will be uneventful as well.

Another system will track northeast into the Ohio Valley on Wednesday. At this time it appears that Wednesday will start out dry, then odds for snow showers will begin increasing during the afternoon. By early afternoon, snow showers will spread into the area. The steadiest and heaviest snowfall will likely occur during mid-afternoon into the evening timeframe.

SIMULATED RADAR PROJECTION FROM THE NAM2k model indicates moderate snowfall spreading into east-central Ohio Wednesday afternoon.

Snow showers will likely continue into Wednesday night before the system pulls off to the mid-Atlantic coast early Thursday morning. Scattered light snow showers could continue into Thursday morning.

While we are not likely to get a boatload of snow from this system locally, it will be a major winter storm in the mid-Atlantic. We’ll just get a glancing blow here but the timing looks like it will have an impact on our Wednesday afternoon and evening commute.

This still has the signs of a 1″ to 3″ snowfall event for the Valley as of this morning. By far, the heaviest accumulation will set up to our east and southeast. The further north you travel, the less snow you’ll run into.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SNOWFALL ESTIMATE through Thursday morning.

To sum things up…

  • Snow is likely Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night
  • Moderate to heavy snowfall is possible at times
  • Expect some travel impacts for the late-day commute

I’ll have a better handle on snow amounts late tonight or Tuesday morning but we should expect 1″ to 3″ of snow out of this system. I’ll post an updated snow map here on the website and the TUSCWeather app.

Have a great Monday. Be safe out there.

 

 

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