Note: New GFS has come in, and I hope I didn't overreact to the southern track!
1. The sneaky snow event coming this afternoon and tonight has already produced 1/2 to 2 inches of snow from southeastern Minnesota through northern Illinois. This is going to be a very narrow area of snow that will go across the Ohio into Virginia tonight. The map below shows the area where snow should hit. D.C. is very close to getting a coating to an inch of snow tonight and Thursday morning.
2. I did take the main snow area south on my map for Friday. It seems all the operational models have gone south and weaken the storm so I hope that was the correct idea. I do think in the cold air, there will be some surprises as the high ratio snows can pile up in some areas.
Here are the scenarios for the track of the tropical system.
Scenarios with our tropical system. Severe storms for the Midwest today.
We may see the tropics get active and produce a storm next week. We could see a storm approaching the US Gulf Coast by the Labor day weekend.
The pattern will bring heavy thunderstorms today and Wednesday. Video reviews the areas where the storms will hit.
No widespread severe weather just a few across the Midwest today.
The pattern is going to switch from the trough in the East to a trough in the West. That means warmth!