We are in the midst of a very progressive weather pattern. Last weekend's snowstorm brought between 6 and 10 inches of snow. Now we're dealing with cold temperatures.
But the next cold blast looks to be worse than the one we're in now. And by then, we are likely to have more snow on the ground (which puts the lower atmosphere on ice).
Here's how it works. Above is a rough estimate of snowfall for the weekend. I don't want to go in-depth with the numbers because they WILL change between now and Saturday. And saying 3-9 inches doesn't really narrow down any impact for travelers. The timing of this weekend's snow looks most likely Saturday evening, lasting into Sunday morning. We will get into the specifics of this weekend's snow in coming posts.
After that, another disturbance will produce some light snow on Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday of next week appear to be the worst when it comes to cold air. The map above shows the potential for double-digit negative temperatures a week away.
-Meteorologist Eric Sorensen