Another Weekend of Ice and Snow

By the National Weather Service, Special for  USDR.

…Arctic air entrenched in over the eastern half of the Nation will set the stage for a widespread ice and snow  event…

…Bitter cold returns to the north central  U.S….

…Moderate to heavy snow expected across the Colorado Rockies and adjacent High Plains for the later half of the  weekend…

Arctic air entrenched in over the eastern half of the Nation and a warm front lifting northeastward out of the southern Plains will set the stage for a high impact ice and snow event this weekend. An abundance of moisture returning from the Gulf of Mexico will fuel widespread moderate to heavy precipitation ahead of the surging warm front…which will expand over portions of the Lower to Middle Mississippi Valley…Tennessee Valley…Ohio Valley…and the Northeast and northern Mid-Atlantic states. The cold dense air in place over the East will be slow to erode beneath the warm air moving in aloft…leading to a wide axis of snow…sleet…and freezing rain within the northern edge of the precipitation  shield.

After a brief warm up…an Arctic boundary dropping down from Canada will bring another blast of winter to the north central U.S. this weekend. In addition to the plunging temperatures and gusty winds…light to moderate snow showers will add to the blustery conditions. Towards the later half of the forecast period…strong high pressure sliding into the central U.S. behind the Arctic boundary should help produce some moderate to heavy upslope snows along the Colorado Rockies and across the adjacent High  Plains.

 

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