Mid-Atlantic Daily Snow

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Upslope and lake effect snow continue


Lake effect and upslope snow showers will add 1-3 inches of snow on Friday and Saturday in the northern and western Mid-Atlantic. The next storm tracks in from the west on Sunday evening, which will bring mostly rain for the region with some light snow accumulations in the highest terrain of NY. A sneaky storm could bring snow to the southern Mid-Atlantic early next week. Let’s break it all down…


Wednesday’s storm system brought some snow accumulations, but rain has washed most of it away. The good news is backside snow is here and accumulating for the next couple of days. Check out Holiday Valley Thursday night with 67% of the terrain open. 

Snow squalls will continue to be on and off on Friday with some lake effect snow bands in northern PA and NY. Snow showers will weaken during the evening and overnight with another round of snow showers Saturday morning. Here is a look at snow accumulations on Friday and Saturday. 

The next storm system will take a northerly track and bring mostly rain on Sunday. A few areas in the northern Mid-Atlantic will stay mostly snow but precipitation will be light overall. Rain will be scattered and dry out before reaching most of the eastern half of the region. Here is a look at the NAM 12 km model’s depiction of precipitation type and intensity from 10 pm Saturday, January 28th through 7 am Monday, January 30th.

On Tuesday, January 31st a weak storm system could track from the Midwest into the Virginias. There’s a lot of uncertainty regarding how this storm tracks across the western US, so it is tough to have a lot of confidence in this yet, just something to be aware of. This could bring the first real snow to many resorts in the southern Mid-Atlantic if the model trends continue in the current direction. 

As we begin February, there is still a small indication of a coastal storm, but it does not look to impact resorts. The main news next week will be lake effect snow around the Great Lakes with a favorable pattern developing. Here is a look at the GFS model's upper-level pattern on Thursday, February 2nd. 

That is all for this forecast and thanks for reading. I will have the next forecast Sunday morning. 

Zach Butler, Meteorologist for the Mid-Atlantic Daily Snow.