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By: Meteorologist Phil Genskow
Updated: Jan 1st 2021

Weekend Weather Spotlight: 1-1-21

Two systems will affect some of the same areas the next few days producing some heavy precipitation including rain, snow, and ice from the Southern Plains to New England. 

The first system will track from the Southern Plains today to the eastern Great Lakes by later tonight, and then is already well off the New England coast by Saturday evening. On the wintry side of this system, a band of accumulating snow is expected from eastern KS to central lower MI today and tonight mainly in the 1-4 inch range, ice is possible just to the south of these areas including parts of eastern KS, central MO, north-central IL, northern IN, and southern lower MI, and finally, further south rain will be the main precipitation mode in the Ohio River Valley, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic. 

The second system will track similar to the first as it develops near the TN/KY border Saturday evening producing mainly rain and snow with ice potential as well. Precipitation will be lighter with this system, but a few inches of snow are still possible Saturday overnight in parts of IN, and OH, and then on Sunday in PA, southern NY, eastern CT, and eastern MA.

Finally an active pattern continues in the Pacific NW with widespread rain and snow through the weekend. 

total liquid accumulations
total liquid accumulations through the weekend.
ice probabilities > .25 inch
ice probabilities > .25 inch through tonight.
snow probabilities > 4 inches
snow probabilities > 4 inches tonight-Saturday night.