Pinpoint Weather: All eyes on the winter storm expected Sunday

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Highs on Friday will be on the mild side and the region is expecting to see a mix of clouds and sunshine. The temps on Friday will be in the 50s east of the Foothills and in the 30s in the NRV and Highland.  This should be the last mild day for a while as we prepare for a large winter storm that is expected to begin on Sunday.

Saturday will be the set-up day for possibly a large snow event that is slated for Sunday. The setup is the cold air that will get a foothold on the Mid-Atlantic region and provide the cold air necessary for snow.  Saturday will be partly to mostly cloudy with the cold air in place under the cloud cover.  Highs will be in the 30s and lows dropping quickly after sunset into the 20s.

Sunday morning an area of low pressure is forecast to arrive from the south and we expect to start to see the snow begin in the NRV around sunrise or slightly earlier. Models are still getting a grip on the scenarios but there seems to be more likely that we will be looking at a significant snow event with the chance for around a foot of snow along the 81 corridor and a batch of freezing rain over the eastern portion of the viewing area Sunday afternoon. Mainly east of the Highway 29 route. Here are the potential snowfall and icy glaze forecasts.

There will be a lot of different elements to this storm, prepare for a very overwhelmimg snow and ice event.

Here are a few things that could go wrong Sunday.

Stay Safe
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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