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Weekend Storm Next in Line

Weekend Storm Next in Line

February 19, 2019 09:02 PM

The active pattern continues with a trio of storm systems in the next week.  We've hit the first impacting the area on Wednesday fairly hard already.  Let's focus on the second one in for the weekend.

A slow moving system is expected to swing up from the panhandle area.  A warm component of air is expected to nudge up from the south on the leading edge of this system.  At minimum we're looking at a wintry mix, but possibly just rain on Saturday as temps nudge into the middle 30s.  That warm combo will turn snowy as a second spoke of energy reinvigorates this system Saturday night into Sunday.  

The snow signal is much more pronounced Sunday vs Saturday.  As the low swings across Illinois into the Great Lakes region, the strengthening will allow for a strong wind develop.  Not only is there concern for a hefty sum of snow as someone in the Midwest will see it, but the wind is even more concerning as we currently have no room for additional snowfall in ditches.  A huge travel impact would be felt if major amounts of snow and wind can develop.

We'll be monitoring that forecast closely towards the weekend.  I wouldn't alter travel plans just yet, but that may be in the cards if the progression of this system continues to develop along as being currently depicted.

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