Dust off those shovels! Late February winter storm on the way

NOW: Dust off those shovels! Late February winter storm on the way


Monday, February 24th, 2020

The active weather returns this week with precipitation in the forecast every single day. Late day light showers and drizzle are expected today with drizzly weather continuing into tonight. No impacts are expected Tuesday morning. Then things get interesting in the form of wintry weather by late Tuesday. Colder air will push in late Tuesday into Tuesday night, likely changing precipitation to all snow by Tuesday evening. Depending on your forecast model of choice, snow will fall on and off Tuesday evening thru Thursday morning as temperatures get much colder.

There is still quite a bit of uncertainty as to when exactly when things shift to snow. Therefore, a snowfall accumulation forecast as of Monday morning is a bit dicey. As it looks now, a few to several inches of snow is looking increasingly likely, especially for areas closer to Lake Michigan. Things will change with this system as it develops, but wintry weather impacts loom for Wednesday morning thru perhaps Friday morning as system snow ends Thursday morning, but lake effect snow possibly develops into Friday.

Otherwise it’s significantly colder by Wednesday thru the upcoming weekend with highs in the 20s and 30s. A substantial warming trend is in the cards by early next week with rain looking likely already for Monday and Tuesday.

Today: Cloudy with late day showers and drizzle. High 43.

Tonight: Areas of drizzle and light showers. Low 33.

Tuesday: Cloudy with rain, possibly mixing with snow later in the day. High 39.

Wednesday: Cloudy with snow likely. High 34.

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