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Thunderstorms, Snow, & Sleet

2 Mar 2014, 11:54 am

Happy Sunday! We’re tracking a major winter storm across the nation through Sunday and Monday. It packs a punch, with snow, sleet, freezing rain, and severe weather all mixed in. This is what you can expect:


A band of ice & snow will impact the Central Plains, Ohio Valley, and Mid Atlantic through Sunday evening and into Monday. This band of snow & ice will create hazardous travel conditions, with potential power outages.



Generally speaking, 5-10 inches of snow could accumulate. This is all mixing together with sleet and freezing rain, so totals will vary with surface conditions. In general, major northern cities like Chicago, Indianapolis, and New York City will dodge the brunt of the storm.



This forecast above (courtesy WeatherBell) shows where the different precipitation types are likely to fall. Notice that places like Kentucky get each variation of wintry weather, whereas the Deep South stays mainly in the rain.



The map above shows the probability of 8″ of snow accumulating. The heaviest snowfall is likely going to be across the Virginias late Sunday and early Monday. Notice that New York City and Boston are both out of the major snow.



Along the southern end of this storm, strong to severe  thunderstorms are likely to form. The Storm Prediction Center is highlighting most of Louisiana for a severe weather risk this evening as this cold front sweeps through.



The image above (courtesy Weatherbell) shows the simulated radar for 7PM EST. Clusters of strong thunderstorms are likely to form in the Ark-La-Tex this evening and push into the lower Mississippi valley. Heavy rain, gusty wind, hail, and isolated tornadoes will all be threats this evening, so keep that weather radio handy!

Stay alert this evening, and don’t venture out into the snow & ice unless you have to! -Meteorologist Miranda Hilgers (@mhilgersWNTV)



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