February 4, 2011 - Few Chances For Wintry Fun

By: Mallory Brooke
By: Mallory Brooke

The pattern remains very active as we go into this first weekend of February - we have three chances of winter weather - read all about it in today's blog!

Good evening blog world! We took a bit of a blog break for the end of the week, but we're back at it as we go through the weekend.

We have the possibility of some light freezing rain overnight into Saturday morning, however it doesn't look like much accumulation is likely. Temperatures reached the low to mid 40's Friday and it's going to take a while to get those temperatures back down into the low 30's. Should there be any icing, it will quickly melt as temperatures rise after sunrise Saturday morning.

As this system exits, some snow showers could form on the backside of this system. This would be in the Saturday evening time frame and would be light. However, we can't rule out a snow shower bringing a quick coating to isolated areas, especially after sunset.

That's system number one. Number two comes Monday night into Tuesday. This is a cold front with another blast of cold air behind it. It does look like after the cold front comes through, some snow forms on the backside of the low pressure system and could bring a few snow showers late Monday night.

Finally, we have Thursday to watch. Yesterday, computer models brought a full blown coastal system up the eastern seaboard and decent snow to the Valley. Despite being excited about it, I didn't jump on the bandwagon because of how this winter has panned out. There have been numerous times when 5-7 days, the models nail us with snow and then it never materializes. Therefore it's something to keep an eye on. If models still have a big storm impacting us on Monday's model runs, then we can start getting excited.

Hope everyone has a fabulous super bowl weekend!

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