Spring Snow!

After some warm weather earlier in the week, we are starting to throw around the idea of some wet snowflakes for the weekend!

It's a word that some folks don't even like to hear in winter, much less in spring! That's right, I'm talking about S-N-O-W. Certainly not the kind of snow that you'll have to shovel, but a few flakes are possible over the weekend. Here's the setup that we'll be dealing with...

Unseasonably cold air will be pumped into the mid-Atlantic from the northeast. This will send our temperatures around 15° below average, with highs on Sunday only near 40°! To go along with this cool air mass, we will have a storm spreading clouds and moisture in from the southwest. A few sprinkles are possible late Saturday, but I'm watching Sunday morning a little more closely. At this point as some slightly heavier rain moves in, it's possible that the atmosphere will be able to cool enough to allow a few wet flakes of snow to make it all the way to the ground. The chance for wet snowflakes will be even greater in the higher terrain. Regardless of whether you see snow or not, no accumulation is expected here in central Virginia. This just goes to show you that March can be a fickle, fickle month indeed!

Out of curiosity, when is the latest date you've ever seen snow and where were you when it happened? For me, it was in Asheville, North Carolina. The date was April 24. We had periods of light snow all night, but the next day it warmed up to 70°!

Brantley

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