Saint Patrick's Snow!
A slippery morning commute compliments of Mother Nature.
I love the snow...I just don't love having to drive in it. This was the first time in what feels like eons I've had to brush snow off my car before heading into work. A little upper level trough is working in conjunction with some lingering moisture to spark off the light to moderate snow. Despite the fact that low pressure to our south continues to weaken as it moves away from us...that trough has just enough lift to keep the flakes flying.
While it appears the best lift with the upper level energy will actually swing through during the early afternoon, moisture will be decreasing faster than the lift can increase. This will likely lead to moderate snow becoming progressively lighter as the early afternoon wears on. When things finally taper off completely late this afternoon, I wouldn't be surprised to see totals in the 3"-5" range with a few outliers tossed in there.
High pressure not too far to our north will quickly build in late tonight, and there will be a rapid dissipation of cloud cover...enough for me to go with mostly sunny skies for both Friday and Saturday. The first day of Spring is Sunday, and I'm sticking to my forecast of temps flirting with 40. With all that mild air around, any precip that falls will likely be both a mix of snow and rain.
For the remainder of the day, please drive carefully as there are a few spots with ice underlying the fresh snow. Have a happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!