Monday, November 4, 2013
The first wave brought about 6.5” of snow on my deck by this morning as strong southerly flow overran the cold front that moved through the area late in the afternoon yesterday.
After a break early today, light precipitation will begin again by the late afternoon and grow heavier as upward motion from the main part of the storm still situated to our west begins to affect the area.
The bulk of the precipitation will fall overnight and snowfall will be decreasing during the day Tuesday after producing another 4-8” of snow. Strong vertical forcing looks to create precipitation bands which are difficult to localize but will produce moderate to heavy snowfall rates. Temperatures should fall to the coldest levels of the season as skies clear behind the main part of the departing storm.
Wednesday will be cold with our area susceptible to showers in the cold, but rapidly drying northwest flow as a trailing wave moves over the area.
A building ridge should produce a beautiful Thursday. The storm for next weekend looks to be weakening and accelerating so that only light showers are expected on Friday. Seasonal temperatures and dry weather is forecast for the weekend.