Midwest to See First Snowstorm

Well, well, well. All I can say to the Midwest is, “I’m jealous”, as all snow lovers of the Mid Atlantic & Northeast will be saying. The Midwest will be receiving its first official measurable snowfall this Saturday, and a decent amount of snow is looking likely!

 

The GFS shows the general track of the storm after it comes ashore off the Pacific Northwest and dips down south along a trough:

00z Saturday

00z Saturday

12z Sat

12z Saturday

18z Saturday

18z Saturday

 

 

This is the latest (18z Wednesday) run of the GFS above, as well as below, where the total snowfall amounts are shown:

GFS total snowfall by 12z Sunday

GFS total snowfall by 12z Sunday

 

Overall, I think Chicago has a chance at up to 6″ of snow, while towards Detroit may only get 1-3″ of snow. I also think that parts of Central & SW Michigan could get 6-8″ of snow.

Things could still change, so stay tuned for the latest updates. Here is how I think everything plays out overall at this time:

Snowstorm threat Saturday, November 21

Snowstorm threat Saturday, November 21

 

**ADDITIONAL NOTE: The threat of light steady snow in the Northeast on Sunday is much less likely at this time. However, New England could still see some scattered Snow Showers. Stay tuned for the latest developments.

 

Enjoy the remainder of your week and if you have any questions, do hesitate to tweet @jonathonrocco!

 

— Jon Rocco

 

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