Good Monday to you friends, it's certainly been a soggy start to the work week across the mountains. The rain wraps up later tonight, but we're not done with the precipitation yet this week. Here's the set up, a cold front is what's bringing us the rain right now. It's moving on out, but the air behind it really isn't much cooler than what we're seeing right now. A more potent front is lined up behind this one though, and will bring us more precipitation start tomorrow night and going on into Wednesday.
Now this will likely start as a bit of rain and then should change over to snow. Winds will also be gusty with this system, with some gusts going into the 30 mph range. As far as how much snow I'm expecting from this first wave.... not much. Check out the snow forecast from the Canadian and NAM Models.
As you can see on both of these models, we're game for around a coating to an inch of snow in most locations. The higher elevations along the Virginia border of course may pick up a little more, as is normally the case.
This isn't the only chance of snow in the forecast, we may see some more on Friday. I'll have more on that in later blog posts this week. Until next time, take care!