Weekend Weather Spotlight: 1-3-20 | weatherology°
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By: Meteorologist Phil Genskow
Updated: Jan 25th 2022

Weekend Weather Spotlight: 1-3-20

Another stretch of active weather for parts of the country with heavy rain, snow, and isolated severe storms all possible. 

First, in the east, a system will continue to produce widespread rain from the lower Mississippi River Valley east and northeastward into the southeast and Mid-Atlantic, and more scattered further north into New England initially. A few isolated storms ahead of the main area of rain near a cold front this afternoon and early evening could produce severe wind gust in southeast AL, southwest GA, and the FL panhandle. Further north either a changeover to or development of snow is expected to begin in northeast IN/northwest OH/eastern Lower MI region late tonight or early Saturday morning and continue beast throughout Saturday and Saturday night into New England and the Appalachians. Accumulations are likely with the highest total expected to be in parts of northeast OH, northwest PA, northern New England, and in the Appalachians.

Further west a system moves from the northern Plains into the Midwest today through Saturday morning producing light snow accumulations with the best chances for an inch or two coming in the Red River Valley, southern MN, and central and eastern IA. A second system is expected in a similar region moving into the Great Lakes Sunday and into the northeast Sunday night with the best chances for light snow accumulations coming in both Upper and Lower MI, northwest PA, and western NY.

Finally in the northwest waves of energy move through this region producing several inches of rain for western OR, western WA, and northwest CA, and several inches of snow for parts of the Cascade, Northern Rocky, and Blue Mountains.