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Tim Williams

A chilly weekend is in store across the region as a moist storm system slides by to our south. Clouds will be on the increase overnight with snow beginning late tonight across the area, but bytomorrow afternoon the sun should return to prominence for at least northern and western portions of the viewing area. That said, snow will be the bigger story with flakes expected for the first half of the day and light accumulations expected. Most locations will pick up 1-3 inches with locally higher amounts, but with the strong March sunshine this afternoon a good deal of melting
will take place. By Monday afternoon the snow should be pretty much gone. Roads are not expected to be too bad… but still slushy spots can be expected Sunday morning.

Other than this feature of interest, nothing of any real significance on the proverbial radar until midweek when rain chances return to the area. The large upper-level low over the Canadian Maritimes (which is responsible for the suppressed pattern) will lift northeastward early next week and this should allow for the storm track to lift northward. Relatively warmer air should steadily creep northward as well so liquid precipitation is favored at this time. That’s not to say there will be no snow and/or ice with the system, but that rain should be the predominant p-type. The end of the week looks unsettled with some rain possible by Friday, but that could change so I wouldn’t put much stock into that forecast right now.

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