National Weather Summary for Friday, February 16, 2018
by David Moran, on Feb 16, 2018 10:13:28 AM
Snow is expected for portions of the Northern Rockies Saturday afternoon through early Monday as an upper level system moves over the region. An area of low pressure off the East Coast will bring snow to portions of the Northeast Saturday afternoon through early Sunday.
- Snow for the Northern Rockies Saturday through Early Monday
- Potential for Snow Saturday Afternoon through Early Sunday Morning across the Northeast
- Snow across the Northern Plains on Sunday
Snow for the Northern Rockies Saturday through Early Monday
The passage of an upper level low will bring snow to the Northern Rockies on Saturday. Snow will expand into the Northern High Plains Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. While there is some uncertainty in amounts, 3-6 inches of snow with locally higher amounts in excess of 8 inches are currently forecast.
Major Cities in Region: Helena, MT, Great Falls, MT, Billings, MT
Snow Risk Outline for Saturday through Early Monday
Potential for Snow Saturday Afternoon through Early Sunday Morning across the Northeast
An area of low pressure will track to the northeast off the East Coast Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning, Temperatures are expected to fall below freezing leading to moderate to heavy snowfall over portions of the Northeast. Precipitation is forecast to begin as rain Saturday afternoon before transitioning to snow during the evening. Snow is expected to continue into Sunday morning. Snow accumulations will range 4-7 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 9 inches,
Major Cities in Region: Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, Boston, MA
Snowfall Risk Outline for Saturday and Sunday
Snow across the Northern Plains on Sunday
Snow will expand eastward into the Northern Plains on Sunday as an area of low pressure moves along the Canadian border and a cold front moves southward. Snowfall totals will range 1-2 inches.
Major Cities in Region: Minot, ND, Bismarck, ND, International Falls, MN
Snowfall Risk Outline for Sunday
A Look Ahead
An area of low pressure will intensify over the Missouri Valley on Monday while lifting into the Upper Midwest. Snow may develop behind the low as a cold front sags into the Southern Plains. Near the center of low pressure, snow and freezing rain may develop. Freezing rain may continue into Tuesday from eastern Kansas into Iowa and Wisconsin.
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