Weak Storm for your Weekend

This will be a short post that will get right to the point. . .

There will be some snow starting late tonight and lasting into Saturday evening before exiting offshore. The farther inland you live, the more snow you get. Rain will mix in near the coast and south due to warmer air wrapping into the developing coastal low. This should not be a repeat of Wednesday night where coastal areas saw wind gusts of 50-70 mph. This storm will start off with lighter winds, but it will become breezy Saturday night into Sunday as the offshore storm intensifies.

Baltimore-Washington National Weather Service (NWS) snowfall forecast for 12/29/12.
Baltimore-Washington National Weather Service (NWS) snowfall forecast for 12/29/12.
Mt. Holly NWS snowfall forecast for 12/29/12 - 12/30/12.
Mt. Holly NWS snowfall forecast for 12/29/12 – 12/30/12.

The two snowfall maps above show the forecasted snowfall amounts from the National Weather Service. I am in agreement with this scenario, but do think it’s possible 1″-2″ zone could be a bit too far north. I say this based on that last two systems having more snow than originally forecasted. Regardless, it’s a fairly straight-forward storm with another to follow around New Years.

After the next system, it’s going to get very cold for a couple days (highs in the low 30s) followed by some warming. Ah the roller coaster of Winter!

Thanks for reading!

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