By: Meteorologist Jeffrey Nordeen
Updated: Feb 25th 2019

US Weather Spotlight: 12-31-18

Well, here we are: the end of 2018. What a year is has been. With active and quiet days, to hard to explain weather days. Thing is we got here though.

Now, enough of reminiscing and let's get to the weather for your celebrations. Depending on where you are, it might be a little stormy. A marginal risk for severe storms is centered over SE Louisiana and all of Mississippi, so if in that area be weather aware.

Otherwise the only other "system", if you will, will have some rain/snow showers in MN and CO as well.

Starting with the Marginal risk for severe storms down south: latest model runs have a low pressure cyclone coming off the gulf that will make its way N and have a trailing cold front. High dewpoints around 60F paired with a low level jet, will allow clouds and later storms to develop. Biggest threat with these storms is wind gusts as high as 40-50.

The other system in the US is in MN and CO where we expect snow showers in the mountains and in MN, looking at primarily snow north of Minneapolis. With Minneapolis and areas south seeing a mix of rain and snow. Accumulations in CO look to be around 3-6 inches and in parts of MN seeing snow could see 2-3 inches. South of Minneapolis will be close to an inch or so, depending on where the rain/snow line ends up.

Have a safe and fun Happy New Year!

Strong Storms possible.
Simulated Radar. Line of Strong storms possible.
Snow Amounts by Tuesday.
Snow amounts by Tuesday morning.
Marginal Risk Severe Storms
Marginal Risk of Severe Storms in MS and LA