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Monday, February 8, 2016

More snow & cold. Winter is back!

Another snowy day started off the work week. The snow caused numerous problems with accidents across the state this afternoon, and will continue to do so through the evening commute. Light to occasionally moderate snow will slowly taper off, ending around or before midnight for most of the state.

There’s no denying it now. Winter isn’t over yet. This week offers a sharp contrast from last week’s spring-like 50s. There are several chances for snow, not to mention the coldest air of the season this weekend.  

Timing this week’s potential snow:

One round of snow showers Wednesday could bring a light accumulation, on the order of a coating to two inches in spots.

An arctic front Thursday will trigger a round of snow squalls, brief bursts of snow and gusty winds. Snow squalls are infamous for bringing rapid changes in weather like brief white-out conditions and a quick coatings of snow.

The biggest question mark is late Friday night into Saturday morning. There are some signals for accumulating snow. Most of our computer models show little impact through this time-frame. But it’s still worth watching, especially heading into the big Valentine’s Day weekend.

Biggest cold snap of the year-to-date:

This weekend will be bitterly cold with highs in the teens and low temperatures in single digits to below-zero!! A breeze at times this weekend could send wind chills into the “dangerous” category.

Tonight: Cloudy with periods of light to moderate snow, tapering off around/before midnight. An additional coating -3" possible. Low: 15-20.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy.  High: 30-35.

Tomorrow Night: Snow showers could bring another coating - 1" in spots. But accumulations will be hit or miss. Low: 18-25.

Wednesday: Chance for snow showers, mainly in the morning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy. High: Mid-upper 30s.

Thursday: Windy and colder with a few bursts of snow possible. High: Near 30.

Friday: Partly cloudy, breezy and cold. High: mid-upper 20s.

Saturday: Morning snow possible, otherwise windy and bitterly cold. High: Mid-upper 10s.

Sunday: Still frigid cold. Morning lows below zero, afternoon highs in the teens.

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