January 14, 2011 - Keeping An Eye on Next Week

By: Mallory Brooke
By: Mallory Brooke

While we'll warm up slightly for the weekend, we have wintry worries for next week. Read on in today's blog!

After a little break from blogging - I'm back! Although it's going to be a rather short blog today because there are still many discrepancies in the forecast and I'd rather wait until Saturday or Sunday to start laying out specifics.

The general idea is that we have a storm system approaching late Monday night and staying with us through Tuesday night. At the time of precip onset, the Valley looks to be dammed - as in cold air damming. Initially, we may see some snow, however it will quickly change over to a wintry mess.Cold air will be trapped along the surface with warm air surging in at higher levels, putting us in the position to see some icing. Eventually, probably around 10am or so, surface temperature will rise above freezing and we'll see plain ol' rain. Some areas, especially the higher elevations, may change back to snow after all is said and done.

While we may not see significant icing, it will be in the middle of our morning commute and when the kid need to get on the bus to school.

Of course this is something to keep an eye on. The amount of ice depends on how long the Valley stays dammed and how much precipitation is falling. As I mentioned above, there's not a ton of agreement at this point, so I'll keep you updated over the weekend.

Happy Friday!

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