Weekend Weather Spotlight: 1-17-20 | weatherology°
By: Meteorologist Phil Genskow
Updated: Jan 17th 2020

Weekend Weather Spotlight: 1-17-20

Another winter storm affects parts of the country through the weekend with accumulating snow, ice, and rain. 

An area of low pressure will build east-northeastward through the weekend beginning in eastern CO, makes it into the southern WI/northern IL region by Saturday morning, and then could be just off the coast of New England by Sunday morning. Widespread precipitation will build from the southern Plains early today, into the Midwest this afternoon and tonight, then through the eastern Great Lakes and Northeast Saturday into early Sunday before beginning to taper off. Areas south and east of the low center in the lower Mississippi River Valley and Southeast can expect a line of showers and maybe a few storms to move through their region. Much of the precipitation should be done by Sunday evening with the exception of lake effect snow showers in the Great Lakes and a few showers in central FL lingering into the overnight. 

The highest snow totals are expected to occur in MN, the northern Great Lakes, and northern New England where 6 or more inches could fall, and ice accumulations are expected from the TX and OK Panhandles eastward to central OH with most of this occurring today and early Saturday. 

Elsewhere, the Pacific Northwest stays active with more rain and snow with the heaviest precipitation happening today and Saturday, and become more scattered on Sunday. 

snow probabilities > 6 inches
snow probabilities > 6 inches today and tonight.
snow probabilities > 6 inches
snow probabilities > 6 inches Saturday and Saturday night.
freezing rain probabilities
freezing rain probabilities > .01"