•Temps will continue to plummet over the next few days
•Lows will be in the single digits to below zero Wednesday through Sunday
•Highs will average in the twenties, with teens possible on Friday and Sunday
•We are monitoring three chances for snow on Wednesday,Saturday, and in the longer range Monday
•Temps appear to remain below normal through the reminder of the month into the first week of March
One thing for sure is we are looking at a minimum of a 7-10 day period of much below average temperatures as we close out February and head into early March. Temps will average anywhere from 20+ degrees below average during this time frame, at the moment it appears this pattern will fail to create any significant snowfall for at least the remainder of this week. At the moment the storm for Wednesday continues to be nothing more than a near miss with all guidance taking to storm out to sea. A period of light snow or snow showers is possible on Wednesday with light accumulations possible. As you can see in the forecast model image below, the storm passes far to our South only spreading light precipitation across the southern parts of our region.
Next chance at snow is on Saturday when a system will potentially spread a wider area of light snow and snow showers into the region, once again only light accumulations would be expected.
And finally the storm system for early next week that has been generating a storm of hype in the social media world. There is a signal that a storm that may impact the region next week, but if you remember there was also a lot of hype about a storm this week, which may give us a dusting to an inch or two if were lucky. It is important for forecasters to monitor these systems, but to definitively say what the impacts may be if any, is a shot in the dark at this time frame. As we get closer to this event we will continue to update you on the forecast until its either outside our window, or no longer a threat.