Did you read my weekend post where I was joking about our behind the scenes forecasting tools taking us on more twists and turns than a John Grisham novel? Well, they’ve done it again. And if you are a snow lover then do not turn this page! Oh, too late.
Winter Storm Forecast As Of Monday Morning
- It won’t surprise me to see scattered snow flurries later in the day on Tuesday
- The majority of the moisture arrives too late and the warm air above us arrives too quickly to get us any kind of valley floor accumulating snowfall
- Freezing rain is now the big risk Tuesday evening into Wednesday. That’s liquid rain falling onto a frozen surface and turning to ice
- Wednesday morning, I believe some of us in the metro will already be in the 40s – while those hit by east wind may be 32 or colder and ‘on ice’
- The Gorge will see several inches of snow followed by ice on Wednesday, as it looks now
In both my weekend updates I mentioned that the forecast simulations we use were moving the cold and snow increasingly north and that trend continues this morning. Our five year old asked if we’d have enough snow to build a snowman on Tuesday night. I had to break it to him that daddy didn’t think so.
I’m sure at least a few more twists and turns are ahead. I’ll keep you up to date!