That was exciting earlier today; I think we all saw the snow and it appears just about all lowland areas stayed in the ZERO-1″ range we forecast. It’s rare to get this lowland snow shower pattern just right.
So where do we go from here? Basically the moisture supply dwindles tonight and tomorrow, so showers taper off and become more widely scattered.
With temps creeping back down close to freezing, a heavy snow shower COULD dump a dusting of snow just about anywhere. That said, I bet 80% of us in the lower parts of the metro area end up with bare ground in the morning. The RPM model paints that picture well…only scattered spots get 1/2″ or more, up in the hills
There is an additional issue. Lots of wet roads. In such a chilly air mass, any clearing sky could lead to icing on any exposed surface. That means your local street could be icy during the morning commute. OR, it could be icy from 1-3am, cloud cover moves in, and the ice melts. In general I think we’ll be more cloudy than clear overnight so I didn’t hit the icy streets to hard in the forecast.
To summarize, our GO GUIDE covers it:
Give yourself a bit of extra time to check conditions (temperatures) before you head out Tuesday morning. Then plan on some bright sunshine in the afternoon. Well-deserved sunshine I think!
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen