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Light snow develops Wednesday

COULD BE UP TO 1"
COULD BE UP TO 1"(WBNG)
Published: Dec. 7, 2021 at 5:58 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2021 at 11:48 PM EST
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Tonight: Cloudy with light snow developing toward morning. Lows in the low to mid 20s.

Forecast Discussion:

Clouds will win tonight and most of the overnight period remains dry. As morning approaches, some light snow showers are possible. Lows will be in the 20s. The chance of light snow is 30%.

PERIODS OF SNOW
PERIODS OF SNOW(WBNG)

Light snow is likely at times Wednesday. As we’ve mentioned all week long it will not be a significant snowfall. Any accumulations will range from a trace to perhaps 2″. Highs approach freezing.

As the upper level trough axis moves in later in the day a snow squall could potentially develop. See the maps below for timing and be sure to monitor the forecast for any changes.

LIGHT MORNING SNOW
LIGHT MORNING SNOW(WBNG)
CLOUDY SKIES
CLOUDY SKIES(WBNG)
BURST OF LATE SNOW POSSIBLE
BURST OF LATE SNOW POSSIBLE(WBNG)
NO SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS
NO SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS(WBNG)

Brief clearing comes in Wednesday night and temperatures drop accordingly into the upper teens to mid 20s.

Typically gray December conditions are expected Thursday and Friday with no impactful weather anticipated. Highs will be near freezing Thursday then rise to around 40 Friday. Saturday brings rain and warmth. A powerful low pressure system moves into the Central Great Lakes and into Ontario and Quebec. A surge of warm follows this storm path and highs may hit 60 in a few spots Saturday. Rain and showers are expected. The chance of precipitation is 90%. Early indications of rainfall are in the 0.25-0.75″ range; not enough to cause any flooding.

It cools back down Sunday, but highs still remain above average near 40. Anomalous warmth builds in under a ridge of high pressure Monday and Tuesday of next week with highs in the 40s, possibly near 50.