Updated: On to the Next Snow 12/27

This winter is already starting to feel more like winter than last year, and we're barely a week into the season!

Here's the latest on Saturday's snow.

I'm updating this blog with our latest snowfall totals as of Friday afternoon.

Slightly higher amounts were factored in for parts of the Highlands. 

Estimated snow amounts for the Valley haven't changed.

The only other change is to expect onset slightly earlier, maybe closer to 2am for most areas.

Everyone is also under a Winter Weather Advisory until 4pm Saturday.

That will likely be taken down early for the Valley, and probably remain for the western slopes through Saturday afternoon.

Keep in mind this will be a heavy wet snow, so if you must travel, be careful. It's a good idea to try to stay off the roads Saturday.

Previous Post from Thursday Night:

Another system is moving up from the south, as these systems do, they tend to provide plenty of moisture to help create a lovely wet snow.

This low is forming right out of the Gulf, and moving northeast through the Tennessee Valley Friday and into the Mid-Atlantic overnight into Saturday morning.

Right now we expect the snow to start after midnight Saturday, probably closer to 3 or 4 a.m., but that timing could vary as the system develops.

Similar to the last two, the snow will start from the south and move north.

Above is a look at one of our forecast models for Saturday morning, a nice blanket of snow should be over everyone.

This should start to taper off as we go through lunchtime, again from south to north. It is likely to linger in the northern Valley a bit longer. Upslope snow is likely to continue into Sunday for the most western fringes of our viewing area.

This will easily put down several inches of snow on top of whatever snow is left.

This is a look at what we are expecting currently, keep in mind this could change.

But generally, we are looking at 1"-3" in the Valley and some areas, particularly some of the Highlands or in the Ridgelines, could see about 4".

The western facing slopes could see up to 5".

There's a slight chance we could see a little sleet or rain mixing in at the end, especially to the south and east, but generally we are looking for mostly a snow event.

Which is also good because the less ice, the better.

Don't forget to clear off a spot on your deck, picnic table, or some flat surface (not on the grass) about 20 feet away from your house if your want to measure new snow.

The best way to measure is to take a measurement in three different spots, and average those together, because snowfall is not even!

Take your pictures and send them to us, we'd love to receive your snow totals. And we also report those to the National Weather Service. They become very helpful especially in our area.

Also, since we do not usually have a show on Saturday morning, Meteorologist Josh Knight will be here to give you the latest updates with cut-ins on all of our stations from 7-11 a.m.

You can also stay updated on www.whsv.com and on our facebook page www.facebook.com/WHSV.TV as well. Finally don't forget about access to the interactive radar online, which you can access from www.whsv.com/weather.

Follow Meteorologist Aubrey Urbanowicz WHSV on Facebook and Twitter.

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