This is part 2 of the potential significant storm forecast to affect the East US.
“AccuWeather.com meteorologists are predicting a storm will move from the northern Plains into the Ohio Valley, then redevelop off the mid-Atlantic coast. On that path, the storm will produce a swath of plowable snow from the Dakotas through the Midwest and Great Lakes and into the Northeast.
The storm has the potential to explode into a major snowstorm that could produce in excess of 6 inches of snow over a large area of the Northeast U.S. and eastern Canada.”
“For Chicago, Detroit and Milwaukee, it appears that snow will fall and that travel problems in those cities could be significant this weekend.”
So a very interesting set up for this upcoming possible storm. Let’s see Weather.com’s take on this:
“Midwest: Wind-driven, heavy snow in Plains, moving into the Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes, and possibly the Ohio Valley Saturday, lingering into Sunday, depending on the exact track of the surface low. Significant travel disruption possible!
Northeast: Precipitation may start as either snow, sleet, or freezing rain Saturday night into Sunday mainly inland of I-95. A changeover to rain is expected particularly near the coast Sunday. However, locations from western NY southward through the Appalachians will see mainly heavy, wind-driven snow from Sunday through early next week. Significant travel disruption possible!
Southeast: Severe weather threat looks limited, due to a lack of warm, moist air penetrating northward from the Gulf of Mexico. Some t-storms may bear watching near the Gulf Coast Saturday, then again late Saturday night into early Sunday from the Carolina coast into Florida. More snow is expected for the Smoky Mountains, and possibly parts of the Tennessee Valley late Saturday into Sunday. “
So they are expecting the storm to hit those areas, but not as much confidence.
Next will be my official forecast for this storm.