All hope isn’t lost just yet if you are, below is the current NEW HVW Radar, that can be found on the website. You can see two batches of snow (red circles) drifting southeast towards the region (red arrows) if these patches of snow can hold to together, they may spread a powdered sugar coating on some surfaces later this afternoon into this evening. This was a possibility we highlighted in Monday’s blog, at the moment the ground is a bit warm for accumulations in most places, so anything that occurs before sunset may not amount to anything unless it falls moderate to heavy. You can also see that based on their current trajectory the snow showers would likely impact the southwestern parts of the region. You can clearly see this on the two model images posted below the radar, the NAM and the HRRR model put a trace to an inch down in a narrow swath across some parts of the region. All in all there is not a high probability that we will see much of anything, but be prepared for the potential of some areas seeing enough snowfall, to lead to some slick spots overnight. Be especially wary of black ice, as temps drop into the single digits and teens overnight, refreezing any melted snow or standing water. (See message at the bottom of this post)
Now a look at the models, you can see how the swath of snow depicted on the models, lines up with the current radar in terms of the areas that may see some snow showers.
Whatever you do, don’t tell the kids the HVW said there may be a touch of snow on Christmas Morning, it’s a tough call and it will only impact parts of the region.