Snow showers linger, stormy pattern emerges before Christmas

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Radar 2 PM Thursday

SNOW SHOWERS

Good Thursday afternoon! Cloudy again with pocket of snow showers and flurries. These will be scattered and linger through 8 p.m. Flurries are more likely during the overnight hours.

Radar 2 PM Thursday

Radar 2 PM Thursday

Look for a cold afternoon with area temps in the mid to upper 20s at 2 p.m., but very light wind. Wind chill holds in the middle to upper teens.  Winds tonight will remain light.

2 PM Thursday temperatures

2 PM Thursday temperatures

LONG RANGE STORM OUTLOOK FOR CHRISTMAS WEEK

Still sizing up several systems that offer chances for snow before and just after Christmas.  Snow showers could swipe the area again Saturday afternoon and Sunday night before a stronger storm develops before Christmas.

Overnight computer runs have shifted location of Christmas Eve day storm a little east with more colder air hitting here earlier. (Below the forecast map Tuesday AM)

Not a surprise at all and more runs will likely show some changes.  As of tonight it appears a sticking snow could fall as early as Tuesday here.

Weather map Tuesday 7 AM

Weather map Tuesday 7 AM

The storm center will intensify but at slower rate than previously depicted.  This will adjust over time as well.

Euro weather map 7 AM Christmas Eve Day

Euro weather map 7 AM Christmas Eve Day

Euro weather Map 7 AM Christmas Day

Euro weather Map 7 AM Christmas Day

At this distance the forecast ‘wobbles’ as more data is available and the pattern can be better resolved.

Bottom line – still an amplified pattern develops (typically a stormy one) and a formidable storm will impact the eastern US on Christmas Eve.

Side note:  Same long-range computer (European model) is picking up on a second storm gathering the day after Christmas.  We will see and this is more a signal that an active pattern is developing.

Keep checking back for updates!