Nothing major, but something to watch
Monday morning sees a chance for some spotty snow showers as a weak system quickly moves eastward. It may be potent enough to drop between a dusting to 2" from the foothills and central highlands to the coastline. Some areas of the shorelines may see a switch to rain warm air moves in off the water and creates a coastal front as the system passes through. Expect some slick spots and allow for extra time as you travel.
Tuesday may be a bit more robust, however.
Another disturbance generates to the south of the region and passes through the area Tuesday afternoon. I will be right out front with this and say there is uncertainty on just how much snow comes with this one. The American models (NAM/GFS) are a bit more aggressive with snow amounts than their European and Canadian counterparts. The differences lie in the track of the system, with the Euro / Canadian further offshore, and the American models bringing the system closer to shore.
I think it is safe bet that the coastal plain will receive snow the afternoon on Tuesday, which would likely impact the evening commute. Due to uncertainty, there is a fair amount of bust potential, meaning snow amounts may decrease or increase pending on how this plays out.
These clipper systems are a bit tricky to forecast and could be a surprise, either with over or under performance. Be prepared either way for a greasy, slow evening commute.
Snow showers return Wednesday primarily for western, eastern and northern areas with potential for an inch or two. That system will the front ahead of the coldest air mass to date in time for Thanksgiving. It will be a windy and bitterly cold holiday. The weekend appears to be quiet until Sunday where there is a potential for a storm as we head into the last week of the month. It's too early to provide anything definitive.
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