Good evening! Our latest video analysis details the large rainstorm that will be occurring from Thursday night into Friday morning, while also discussing the validity to the colder trends with this storm on Friday night and Saturday. Progressive trends aloft combined with a large Arctic dome of high pressure will lead to a lot of low-level cold advecting into the area — particularly inland — on Saturday morning, making freezing rain and sleet a possibility. The quick drop in temperature may also lead to a flash-freeze scenario.
We also discuss the potential for a snow event next week, as a large ridge will be amplifying out West with a potent Arctic shortwave amplifying downstream. These patterns often portend significant snowstorms, but there are still a few features aloft that may lead to the storm developing too late for bigger impacts — but if those features get cleaned up, the potential for snow would increase significantly.