Lots of “buzz” on the street about the storm coming Tues-Weds. It looks like a mixed picture for our area, and here’s why:
Yes, we are looking at a storm that will be running across the Deep South to east of the Carolinas. And yes, we will most likely feel affects. Yet two vital components, storm track and temperatures, still defy clarity as of this writing (2/27).
A more southern and eastern track will mean significantly less moisture than a track hugging the coast. A hundred miles variation one way or the other makes a BIG difference, and we simply cannot tell that until time gets closer.
In addition to this question of moisture, temperatures will also be critical, especially during the daylight hours Wednesday. Low-level temps could very well turn out be too warm for snow aloft to survive its trip from cloud to ground without melting. In other words, a wet snow-rainy mix, or even just plain old rain is possible. This is an issue we wouldn’t face in mid-Janaury, but do have to consider as we get closer to spring.
Keep watching our main weather discussion page on our web site for the latest on this storm.