Minor Snow Accumulation Likely Thursday Night

Posted AM Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Yesterday I mentioned that there was a good possibility of changes in the amount of snow we might expect with Thursday’s winter storm system. Model trends over the last several runs have shifted Thursday’s storm further south. In addition, the latest data has suggested a faster-moving storm. The combination of these two trends means we will likely see less snow in our area from the storm.

The more southerly track of the system will also affect the local timing when snow moves into your neighborhood.

According to the newest information as of Wednesday morning, snow showers will spread south to north into the Valley Thursday evening. The worst-case scenario brings an inch or two to the area through Friday morning but we’re more likely to get around an inch in most locations.

Worst Case snow forecast from NWS Thursday afternoon through Friday morning
Average snow forecast amounts Thursday afternoon through Friday morning from NWS

The good news is that temperatures will be cold enough to support all snow. We won’t be dealing with any rain or freezing rain with this. Still, even small amounts of snow can cause headaches on the roads – especially our less-traveled country roads.

There will still likely be some changes in the forecast going forward as the models get a better handle on the system. Also note that snow accumulation and travel impacts will increase as you travel south, north, and east.

Temperatures will be the coldest we’ve seen so far this winter tonight through Saturday morning. With this colder air moving in be prepared for single-digit wind chills the next few mornings.

Be safe out there.



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