•Snow develops across the region from West to East around midnight Monday
•Snow ends from West to East between 4pm-6pm Tuesday
•The timing of the snow will impact both the morning and afternoon commutes (increasing probability of more school cancellations)
•At the moment it appears to be a region wide 3-6 inch snowfall, although localized higher amounts are possible
•Warmer temps look to invade the region from mid to late week with a chance of showers on Thursday night into Friday and again on the weekend (freezing rain possible at the onset)
•It does not appear the warmup will be significant enough or have enough longevity to put much of a dent in the current snow pack
•Warmup looks brief and data is suggesting that we will return to a colder and once again stormy pattern as early as the following week
A look at the NAM model forecast for the Tuesday snow:
A look at the European model forecast for the warmest day of our brief thaw, Thursday high temps across the region.
As you can see, not much to write home about with the upcoming warmup, also keep in mind that our current snowpack may also enable us to reach these temps and they may be a touch cooler than what is being modeled. By the following week, signs are a cold front will sweep the region and return us to below normal temps and possibly set the stage for another stormy pattern.