Snow flurries already falling in K-C! March is roaring like a lion.
Below is a Satellite/Radar image from 6:30 this morning. It shows a couple of areas of snow showers in eastern Nebraska and central Iowa. They are headed our way. At most there would be a light dusting in a couple of areas, otherwise these should not accumulate.
Today will be cloudy & cold with temperatures all day struggling to reach freezing. We are forecasting a high of only 33°
Over the weekend, an area of high pressure arrives tomorrow to bring sunshine and a psychological lift, a reminder that Spring is 19 days away. It arrives on March 20th at 6:02 am! As we dive deeper into March, the sun will be climbing higher into the sky. That stronger March sunshine this weekend should help to start the melting of this deep snowpack. But will more snow fall next week?
There is a small but vigorous upper low headed our way Monday night.
There are a lot of questions about this storm. Here is what I know at this point.
1) It’s not as big a storm as the last two storms that walloped us with 20.3 inches of snow over the last week of February.
2) It’s a fast-moving system. And even if it maximized here, the most it would produce would be 1 to 4 inches of snow.
3) It needs to be watched closely as its exact path will determine what types of precip & how much precip we will see next Monday night into the rush hour Tuesday morning.
4) How much influence will the blocking high over Canada have on the path of the storm? Lately the blocking high has put us in the bulls eye. But again even if we are in the bulls eye this won’t be a huge snowstorm.
The blocking over eastern Canada will break down by the middle of next week allowing a major warm up to start next Thursday. At this point we are going with highs near 60 late next week. Have a great weekend. Check back over the weekend for blog updates from Jeff Penner. Gary will be back Sunday night after the Pet Telethon on 38 the Spot!
Have a great day!