Watching storm system for big travel week…

November 25th, 2013 at 6:37 am by under Weather

After a frigid weekend in the Miami Valley, we are heading into the holiday week with continued below-normal temperatures.  Today we start in the teens, and will have highs in the lower 30s–which is about 13-degrees below normal for us.  Look for increasing clouds through the day, and the winds will also increase… as we become breezy this afternoon.  This is all happening ahead of our next storm system!  Over the next couple of days, two systems will impact the area:

satrad

The cold front will start to drop down from the northwest as an area of low pressure moves south of the Miami Valley, helping to spread moisture our way.  It looks like we could see some scattered light snow showers as early as tonight, as Futuretrac is forecasting:

forecast

We will only see a half-inch or so of accumulation in spots, but as temperatures drop below freezing, we will have to watch for slick conditions.  Snow showers will linger on Tuesday, mixing with rain at times in the afternoon, as temperatures climb into the mid-30s.  This will help prevent much accumulation, so most spots will stay under an inch during this timeframe.  A period in question is Tuesday night and into Wednesday.  As the low moves to our east, we may see some more significant snow showers develop to our southeast… producing maybe an inch or two across eastern portions of our area.  Right now, this is how things look:

snow

The map above shows areas most likely to see 1″+ of accumulation from Tuesday night through Wednesday night.  If you are traveling, you can see above where the biggest problems will be.  It is something we will keep an eye on all week, so stay tuned!  For our area, Thanksgiving itself is looking cold but nice:

And expect a little warming as we head into the big shopping day–Black Friday highs in the upper 30s!

Jamie
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