Over the past week there was a TON of hype for a major to possible crippling snowstorm Sunday because of some irresponsible people out there posting inaccurate model maps and misinforming the public, the models at one time did show a big storm but we decided not to advertise the threat too much because the pattern didn’t really seem there for a true nor’easter coming up the coast , as heights over the west have been falling and there’s still no block and to get a storm like was advertised and hyped up you need a perfect or nearly perfect pattern, and with a more progressive pattern developing out west it wasn’t meant to be, so instead of 2 storms merging to form a monster east coast storm, the sub tropical jet disturbance is passing south today with just some clouds and maybe a few flurries later today.
Regardless of no big storm , the northern jet stream disturbance that could have merged with the southern branch to make the big storm will come along tomorrow, again the southern branch storm will be long gone. This northern branch system will act like a clipper and spread a swath of light to moderate snow from the Midwest to Northeast.
This clipper will begin to spread snow from west to east tomorrow evening and last through early Monday , generally speaking we expect a swath of widespread 1-3 or 2-4 type snows , again no big deal but it will effect the Monday morning commute and add on a couple to several inches on top of what’s on the ground already
After this it will be dry and continued cold through Wednesday with highs generally in the 20s to near 30 and lows in the 0s to mid 10s obviously colder readings inland warmer towards the coast.
Another storm is POSSIBLE Wednesday into Thursday , again it will come down to the phasing of 2 disturbances and the pattern still isn’t great for a storm coming up the coast so it will come down to timing, if we can get that turn up the coast like models show there’s potential for moderate to significant snow accumulation inland and mixing near the coast, but the exact track or if it even impacts is will determine those details, we will know more after this first storm passes by!