8:00 a.m. - The storm is deepening now off Norfolk, Va. Winds along coast are gusting over 40 knots. The heaviest snow band is running from New York City back to west-central Maryland. Rates within that band are 1-2 inches per hour. Below is the HRRR total snowfall for the day.
10:15 a.m. - Impressive banding of the snow with rates of 1-3 inches per hour. The backlash band setting up across western North Carolina will come north today and this evening right into DC and Philly then up the Hudson Valley tonight. It will look impressive when the band comes through. Heavy snow and winds will make it look like a blizzard outside.
Secondary banding along the arctic front from West Virginia to Bedford, Pa., to Bloomsburg, Pa., has rates of 1-2 inches per hour. The more impressive band along the warm front remains west of D.C., BWI to Lancaster, Quakertown to New York City. Rates up to 3 inches per hour there. Back up here in State College, we have near 2 inches because we are in the cold air, and the storm didn't go through the benchmark for us. We may get into the Arctic band for a time.
11:43 a.m. - Heavy snow band continues to back west into central Pennsylvania. Rates of 1-2 inches per hour.
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!