Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Potentially more snow on the way?

We've got a series of clipper type systems that are basically going to move through every day  for the remainder of this week.  The first is currently moving through the Midwest and has brought some light snow across northern Wisconsin and Minnesota while we've been dealing with a little haze and fog this morning.  It's possible that as this upper level disturbance moves in we may see a light mix or even a few light flurries early this afternoon, but I believe the atmosphere may be too dry to support any of this reaching the ground. 

The second will come through Thursday afternoon and again, could bring a few flurries late Thursday into Friday.  The third clipper, still well off in the northern Pacific, is forecast to move through Friday afternoon.  The latest suite of numerical guidance was suggesting enough moisture with this system to produce some snow, potentially accumulating, across southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois by Friday night.  In fact, the NAM model was giving us a little over two inches while the GFS was giving us a little over three inches.  Keep in mind this forecast will likely change over the next 48 hours once the low moves onshore.  Stay tuned!


  1. I hope the roads are good for Saturday and Sunday. I'm making a quick trip to the area for a family event, and I don't like driving on slick roads! I'll keep checking the blog for updates. Thanks!!

  2. There could be a few flurries Saturday, but the roads should be okay. Just windy