BLOG: Slight Warmup Ahead
Snow is falling this morning across the viewing area as a weak upper-level disturbance slides eastward. The snow will come to an end late this morning and by the time all is said and done most locations will have received an inch or so of snow on grassy surfaces. A little sun is possible even this afternoon, but at the least the clouds will thin out with some solar insolation at the surface — and this combined with temperatures reaching into the low 40s will lead to a lot of melting.
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.