Update on Next Week’s Forecast……….& Beyond to February 22February 8th, 2013 at 3:58 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Still looks like snow potential next week, followed by much colder weather.
Issues still reside with timing of snow & storm track (& associated amounts), largely because it is many days out. However, there is a model & analog signal of snow system brewing.
There is one, arriving in California & the Four Corners by Monday. It should be in Texas with wet snow in Oklahoma & northern Arkansas to Missouri Tuesday evening. After that, whether it moves due east with accumulating snowfall south of us or does make the turn more northeasterly remains to be seen. Regardless, I like keeping snow potential from this in the forecast Wednesday evening-night-Thursday morning because it is too far out to make any quick, radical forecast changes after following a persistence forecast.
Secondly, there is another system with a track near the Ohio River Thursday night-Friday with sharply colder air behind it. This may have accumulating snow.
All this said, I just like snow chances in the forecast Wednesday evening-night-Thursday morning & then Thursday night-Friday & then we’ll dissect & detail the forecast much more in the coming days to next week.
With the Arctic air, two clippers in the February 16-22 period may bring minor-accumulating snowfall.