Winter Weather Headed Our Way

Saul Bowman
March 3, 2019

Snow amounts will vary significantly because of the "banded" style of the snow.

Temperatures are expected to plummet once the snow clears.

During the peak of this storm from late Sunday afternoon and evening, the rain-snow line will straddle the Washington region. This will be a better-organized system with more moisture, so it's more likely that some localities will see 6 inches or more of snow.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 53.

- Snow piled up across the Philadelphia area overnight creating a mess for the Friday morning rush hour. Areas to the south and east should see a coating to an inch.

On Friday, the forecast said snow could start falling around 7 p.m. Saturday after a chance of rain.

The big change to this forecast is the timing of some snow for the weekend. The system will then quickly track toward the Northeast, with winter weather falling across New York, Connecticut and MA by early Sunday evening. I also fiddled with the numbers to better fit my sense of the potential maximum and minimum snowfall for each segment of the state. "The steadiest snow will occur tonight, but should end by sunrise on Thursday". Snow could cover roads and visibility could be limited. Locations with at least 500 or 750 feet of elevation in our west and northwest areas will be colder and will see more snow accumulate than low-lying areas.

Sunday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low about 11. As of this morning, models are leaning on the snowier side. And an advisory is in effect from 10 p.m. Friday to noon on Saturday in Bergen and Passaic counties. For much of the Richmond metro, this will be mainly rain, but a few sleet pellets or flakes could mix in. It predicts heavy snow, with the storm possibly producing local snowfalls in excess of 6 inches.

Montana will get a major brunt of the cold rush, with temperatures predicted to reach 40 degrees below zero minus windchill.

On Sunday the temperatures are expected to be in the low teens. Little additional or new accumulation. Snow covers trees during a winter storm on February 21, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Approximately 95 million people in the Northeast alone are projected to be affected by the storm system, with a number of travel delays and school closings already anticipated for Monday.

Most of the afternoon has been quiet west of Lake Michigan. Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland counties, this ain't your storm.

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