March 2, 2010 - Say It Ain't Snow!

By: Mallory Brooke
By: Mallory Brooke

Snow has started to fall in the Valley on Tuesday, but what's in store for the overnight hours and Wednesday? Read on!

A few snow showers Tuesday morning followed by more Tuesday afternoon - the models have actually done surprisingly well with this system. Looking at the current surface analysis, models were within about 25 miles of the low pressure placement. The precipitation fields are a little more advanced on the radar than depicted on the models, indicating faster movement of the system as we go through Tuesday evening. Heavier snow continues to fall along the Virginia and North Carolina state line, with little northern advancement. The northern extent currently lies about 50 miles south of the Interstate 81 & Interstate 64 interchange.

Temperatures didn't have too long to rise Tuesday morning before the snow started falling. They will remain in the mid 30's throughout the rest of the day and drop to around 30 degrees overnight. Dropping below freezing will allow some of the snow to stick onto roadways and untreated surfaces. However, the heaviest precipitation looks to stay to our south and east. The good news with this system is that any accumulation will quickly melt Wednesday as temperatures rise into the low 40's as highs. I guess we can say that's the "up side" to March snow.

And more good news to share! A substantial warm up is forecast beginning Friday all the way through the middle of next week. Welcome back, 50 degree temperatures! I know you've been missed.

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