Published: Tue, February 12, 2019
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

Snow, sleet, rain on Tuesday, but how much? Forecaster explains

Snow, sleet, rain on Tuesday, but how much? Forecaster explains

The snow may change to ice pellets and freezing rain in the afternoon, it will turn back to snow by Tuesday night and snow will change to flurries by Wednesday.

Snow is likely Tuesday afternoon. Known as a Kona Low, the system caused unusual snow on the island of Maui. We think our high-resolution in-house RPM model has a very good handle on things, but keep in mind (as with all computer models), these times could vary somewhat. Despite the meager snow totals and mainly wet roads, Tuesday morning's commute may still be a messy ride.

The storm will bring between 15 and 20 cm of snow, as well as ice pellets and possible freezing rain. Other area schools will also be closed. "But the second one will arrive right on its heels and looks to be more substantial".

- Another round of snow, sleet and freezing rain is on the way. The wind is predicted to increase to 20 to 30 miles per hour, increasing the threat of power outages, the advisory said. This should be light fluffy snow so there will be some "fluff factor" to give the advisory area 2 to 4 inches of accumulation, with a pocket of 5 or even a 6 possible depending on how fluffy it gets. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter for the latest forecast and realtime weather updates. This will help you track the storm...just download it free from the App under WDIV. "This will result in a significant impact to the evening commute with snow covered roads and poor [visibility] in moderate/heavy snow". I think my forecast of 3 to 6 inches of snow accumulation and up to a quarter-inch of ice is a safe bet.

A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect for Ulster and Dutchess counties from 10 a.m. Tuesday until noon on Wednesday.

Environment Canada is warning that a winter storm is headed for Ontario, set to hit on Tuesday and overnight into Wednesday.

Let's now explain what's happening. The most snow will likely fall towards the Iowa border in cities like Maryville and Rock Port.

Now let's bring in a wedge of above freezing air aloft.

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