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Forecast Last Updated at Monday, March 19, 2018 at 6:54AM

Sun in the Rearview

Except for the Saturday evening thundershower, the weekend was pretty nice. "Nice" will not be the word to describe the next three days (except for skiers Wednesday). A weak wedge formed ahead of a potent low that will move through here tonight. We have clouds but only spotty light showers during the daytime. Heavier rain arrives tonight with a rumble of thunder possible. Tuesday, we get a brief break (only a few showers til late-afternoon). Then late-afternoon and Tuesday evening, stronger showers and thundershowers develop. Sharply colder air arrives Tuesday night changing precipitation to snow. Occasional snow continues Wednesday, ending as snow showers Wednesday night. This Wednesday will NOT be as dramatic as last Wednesday--expect light (lower elevations) to moderate (higher elevations) accumulations.

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Hi: 55 Lo: 43

Cloudy; Cool; Patchy fog developing; Spotty light daytime showers; Heavier rain tonight (thunder?); SE wind 5-10 mph, but breezy up top

Hi: 54 Lo: 28

Generally cloudy; Some fog; AM shower possible; Heavier rain late-day and evening with thunder possible; Rain changes to snow Tue. night; East wind 5-10 mph becoming NW 10-20 mph late Tue. night

Hi: 33 Lo: 23

Cloudy; Colder; Periods of snow, ending as snow showers Wed. night; NW wind 10-20 mph, gusts to 50 mph Wed. night

Hi: 38 Lo: 23

Becoming partly cloudy; Cold; Windy

Hi: 45 Lo: 34

Partial sun, but becoming cloudy; Cool; A shower possible late Fri. night

Further Out

Saturday - Mostly cloudy; Milder; A few light showers; High in the lower 50s; Low near 40 degrees
Sunday - Mostly to partly cloudy; Cannot completely rule out an early light shower; High in the mid 50s; Low in the mid 30s

Forecast Discussion

We had an impressively complex forecast one week ago. This is almost as complex, but the expectation for snow are a bit lower.

Cool air is wedged down the Appalachians with a potent low approaching from the west. We have clouds but only spotty light rain today. Heavier rain with the thunder possible comes tonight as the low moves through.

We catch a brief break from heavier precipitation Tuesday before a secondary low develops in response to colder air aloft. Fog may still be an issue at times. Late Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening brings stronger showers, even a thundershower. Then colder air rushes in changing precipitation to snow Tuesday night. Occasional snow Wednesday ends as snow showers and flurries Wednesday night. Light to moderate snow is expected, less than last week and very elevation dependent. NW winds become very gusty Wednesday night. Beginning Thursday, we make a slow climb back to March normalcy as high pressure moves east across the Eastern U. S. Thursday has decreasing clouds, rather cold temperatures, and windy conditions. Friday is one step milder, but clouds increase late Friday.

The next front from the northwest move through Saturday night. Saturday has lots of clouds and a few light showers. Temperatures will be another step milder. After early clouds (and maybe a shower), we'll have more sun by Sunday afternoon with temperatures near seasonal norms.


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