Cold Air on the Move

Scattered snow and rain showers are moving out, now’s get ready to brace for the cold.

Why did the snow forecast bust?  As a meteorologist, it’s one of the most frustrating parts of our jobs!  So, what happened last night?  In previous blogs I mentioned how important the rain/snow line would be.  Since we had a mainly dry day yesterday, temperatures were able to go above freezing in many locations.  Once the precip moved in, and started to fall, in many spots, mainly as snow, the ground was just too warm to let it stick.  Then, a little warm air mixed in and a few rain showers mixed in with the snow.

So, what’s in store for you New Year’s Eve?  Highs today will reach the mid 30s in many spots with spotty drizzle and light snow.  The chance for light snow showers increases as we head into late this afternoon/evening when a cold from pushes though.  Little to no accumulation is expected, however, visibility could be reduced in some spots.

Behind that cold front is frigid air!  Highs for the first day of 2010 will only reach the teens, and wind chills will feel subzero in some spots.

For the weekend highs only reach the teens and overnight lows dip into the single digits.  Flurries are possible.