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Clipping Along

12 Dec 2017, 4:33 pm

With a persistent trough pattern in the jet stream over the eastern United States, fast-moving systems—known as Alberta Clippers—will continue to bring quick rounds of snow.  The next Alberta Clipper will pass through the Upper Midwest overnight, bringing light freezing drizzle and gusty winds to eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota.

Next, it’ll track through the Lower Great Lakes Wednesday.  States such as Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio can expect accumulating snow.  By Wednesday evening and into early Thursday, the Mid-Atlantic region will contend with a quick burst of snow.

As is typical with an Alberta Clipper, the duration of the event will be short.  Snowfall totals will generally be light.  However, the possibility for perhaps 6 or 7 inches of snow exists in eastern Wisconsin and southern Lower Michigan.  Snowfall rates may approach 2 inches per hour in Metro Detroit by late Wednesday afternoon and evening.  Winter Weather Alerts are ever changing, so follow WeatherNation on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information.

This system will exit northern Ohio and western Pennsylvania late Wednesday night.  By the time it reaches the Philadelphia and Baltimore areas, the precipitation will be lighter and more scattered in nature.  As always, keep it tuned to WeatherNation for your up-to-the-minute forecast.

Meteorologist Joe Astolfi

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