Thursday, January 29, 2015

1/29 Update

My thoughts on this evening's clipper + lingering upslope snow potential through Friday.

-Most areas start as rain this afternoon and evening...slowly transitioning to snow across the higher elevations overnight
-Snow will continue across western facing slopes through the day Friday where moderate accumulations are likely
-A few upslope snow showers/flurries will likely push into parts of southwestern VA tonight into Friday chance west of I-77 but a few could make it as far east as the New River Valley, including Blacksburg
-Shenandoah Valley locations may see a few flakes mix in but not expecting any accumulations

Still tracking the more widespread wintry threat for the Sunday. The two scenarios in my last post are still on the table but guidance does seem to be leaning towards scenario # 2 (one which would feature less stream interaction and a more southern tracking system leading to a quick hitting period of light snow). The energy involved will be sampled by tomorrow which should increase confidence in the forecast one way or the other. Check back.

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