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Winter Storm Warning now in effect for Saturday snow

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…A Winter Storm Warning is now effect for our area from 5AM Saturday until 4AM Sunday…

SETTING UP:  We’re in the arctic chill to start the day today and we stay cold with highs into the low 30s.  We’re setting up for the next winter storm which arrives on Saturday.  So expect clouds to roll in and thicken through the day into the overnight.

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SATURDAY STORM:  A low pressure system will glide form Texas through the Mid-Atlantic from Saturday into Sunday.  So, the accumulating snow will start around daybreak Saturday morning.  Snow continues, heavy at times through the afternoon and evening.  Later in the evening, we could see snow mix with some sleet and freezing rain with light icy accumulations.  The biggest uncertainty is how much warmer air pushes in and when, which would changeover to the icy and wet mix.  The mess should end by daybreak Sunday.  At this time, we’re expecting 2-4” south of the I-81/I-76 corridor.  To the north in our viewing area we’ll be looking at 4-7” of snow.  Some pockets will see locally higher amounts.  These numbers may need to be adjusted tonight so please check back, but the idea of a moderate snow storm looks on track.

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SNOWTOTALS

Here’s a look at some snow estimates as we watch Saturday’s storm push into the state. Some pockets of higher totals are possible to the north.

SUNDAY:  The storm ends early and we’re left mostly cloudy, breezy and cold with flurries leftover.  We’re talking highs in the middle 30s before a batch of chilly air drops in for Monday behind the storm system.

NEXT WEEK:  We start with a cold Monday where highs only touch the upper 20s.  Then we warm to the mid 30s and it looks dry through Thursday for now, with the exception of a quick clipper that may bring some light snow showers on Tuesday early.  We’ll be watching it.

Have a spectacular Friday and be ready for a sloppy Saturday.  Otherwise, enjoy your weekend.

“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela

- Jeff Jumper, WPMT FOX43 Morning Meteorologist
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