Monday, December 31, 2012

Southern Storm System Misses South New Years Day

The week ahead will be accentuated by the coldest temperatures we've experienced this winter so far, especially in the second half of the week after a southern system scoots through to our south and helps reinforce the cold regime that's built in over the last couple of days.  This southern system scoots by Tuesday night into early Wednesday.

Modeling keeps this southern system generally to the south of our region -- the most northern of guidance has kept moisture south of Dover and Cape May with this system.  In all likelihood, the steadier precipitation would probably be farther south of this, down towards Ocean City, MD if not farther south.

This system will spread a blanket of light snow across the Midwest today -- Winter Weather Advisories are out for Kansas and Missouri for a few inches of snow that's expected to fall.  That snow will spread east but likely stays to our south as the cold dome over Canada nudges down enough to keep that southern system out of our region.