Snow looking more likely Sun night and Monday
UPDATE: Winter Storm Watch issued for Fredericksburg: The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Fredericksburg region from Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon. The watch means there is potential for 5 inches or more of snow. The heaviest snow is expected late Sunday night through Monday morning. Check here for the latest forecast.
Unless there’s an imminent weather event a Saturday blogpost doesn’t provide much added value … but there is an imminent event. The storm I wrote about yesterday is looking more and more likely to send snow into Fredericksburg Sunday night into Monday. Even though the March sun is relatively strong the approaching cold air and moisture appear to have the upper hand in this one.
The precipitation will begin mid-afternoon Sunday as rain but will switch over to snow Sunday night. This map from NWS Sterling shows a 70% probability of greater than 4 inches of accumulating snow for Fredericksburg by Monday evening:
The numerical forecast models are still settling down but the overall trend has been to shove the highest amounts of snow southward, i.e. near and over the ‘Burg. Right now the NWS Sterling forecasters are calling for 2-4 possible inches Sunday night and another 1-3 inches possible on Monday around Fredericksburg. Do the math and go find your shovels!
St. Patrick’s Day will be a challenging one for commuters and schools but the snow will be white, not green!!