1. I adjusted the snow map again for the storm Friday. Unless the models come out and say something totally different, this is what I am going with for the snow. I still think there will be a few surprises Friday as the high snow ratios play the game of locally higher amounts. You can see how that happens with last night's sneaky snow event where a tenth of an inch of liquid translated to 2-3 inches of snow. That's 20:1 to 30:1 ratios. So again, don't be surprised to see some local amounts up to 5 inches tomorrow.
2. The cold air will relax next week as we go into a warmer but stormy weather pattern. I urge you to watch the video for more specifics. The map below shows the area of possible ice and snow problems Sunday into Monday. I do think that parts of Illinois and Iowa could see a significant ice event before the warm air arrives. Speaking of warm air, by Tuesday, these areas could be in the 60s.
Storm next week will produce a swath of heavy snows. Extreme cold prior to the snowstorm!
The dreaded polar vortex is on the way for this weekend. Next week a storm wikll bring snow once again.
Snow showers will continue around the Great Lakes, Midwest and Northeast through Thursday. By the weekend, it's going to be very cold!
Upper-level low will brign scattered areas of snow through Wednesday. By the weekend, it's extremely cold.
Snow will hit many areas the next two days but extremely cold weather will follow the snow.
The pattern will become more wintry across the eastern part of the county, and a lot of people will see snow!