Forecasters are beginning to get a little better handle on a very large storm system that is set to impact parts of the Great Lakes and Northeast later this week. Even if we don't get accumulating snowfall locally, we will still feel the effects of the low with the gusty north/northeast winds Wednesday and Wednesday night.
And while it's likely we won't get any major snow, we shouldn't completely write off this storm just yet. Here's why:
|NWS Milwaukee, WI|
Notice what happens after Tuesday night. The clusters become further apart from each other. This indicates more model variability - meaning the track of the low becomes a little more uncertain as we get further out in time. It also shows that there is a slight chance that this storm could shift further west, having a greater impact locally. So while a shift to the Northwest isn't too high, it's not zero. And that's why it's important to pay attention to this storm track over the next couple of days.
Hopefully the nicer weather hasn't caused you to wish for spring too much!