SATURDAY WILL BE FRIGID WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW THIRTIES… A SIGNIFICANT STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY… THIS SYSTEM MAY BE A SIGNIFICANT SNOW/ICE EVENT FOR SOME AREAS BUT FORECASTERS THINK THAT HAMPTON ROADS WILL MOST LIKELY SEE RAIN

Saturday will be a frigid day as the arctic air mass that brought actual low temperatures in northern Minnesota down into the minus forties moved into the region overnight. Of course, the air mass has modified but we will still be well below normal. Temperatures probably won’t rise much above the freezing point on Saturday. A low pressure system is expected to develop off the Southeast Coast and this may bring a little light snow to the Outer Banks later today. No snow is expected here locally from this system. The low pressure area will move offshore so Sunday should be dry and chilly. Attention then turns to what could be a major storm system during the mid-week period. It’s a bit too early to nail down all of the details with this system, but models are indicating that we will see mostly a rain event. For the northern Appalachian mountains, a significant snow event could be shaping up. The I-95 corridor of the northeast should see a snow/rain mix possibly turning to all rain there. The track of this low will probably pull in milder air from off of the ocean. I’ll have an update on Sunday.

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