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Weather - It's Snow Sure Thing


It's Snow Sure Thing

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

With a clipper storm approaching from the west, we are all but sure of some light precipitation during the afternoon and evening. At this stage, with falling temperatures aloft, it looks like it will be snow, but with a small shift in the track of this fast system, it will be cold rain instead. The surface temperatures will push well above freezing, meaning any snow will hopefully have trouble sticking. Fast clearing should ensue after midnight as a strong high pressure builds in over the region and temperatures will fall fast. Wednesday is set fair with the prospect of clear, sunny skies. However by late Thursday another clipper-type system, scudding out of the west, threatens, but this time, rain is the more likely offering, with warmer over-running air pushing in from the south.

Today: Mostly clear early. Then clouds building up by afternoon. Light snow or rain likely during afternoon and evening. A little accumulation possible. High 38F (3C).

Tonight: Snow or rain likely early, but then clouds blowing out east and replaced by clearing skies and cold temperatures. Low 24F (-4C).

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Moderately strong northwesterly winds. High 38F (4C). Low 20F (-7C).

Thursday: Clear start. A chance of precipitation late. High around 40F (5C). Low around 25F (-4C).