A large area of rain and snow has been impacting California over the past few days. One of the pieces of energy is expected to break free Wednesday and move out of the West under the ridge that is building. While the ridge is building in the West, a trough is building in the East. This trough along with blocking in Canada will cause the storm to be pushed south. This may cause snow to break out in areas like Kentucky, Illinois, and Tennessee. Once the storm hits the coast it will begin cyclogenesis. This cyclogenesis means the storm will begin to rapidly strengthen. This rapidly strengthening storm may cause a blizzard to affect regions from Virginia to Maine. There is one possibility that would only cause a minor storm though. If the trough and blocking doesn't push the storm down south as much the storm will continue a bee line to the coast. If the storm takes this bee line it appears the storm will go straight out to sea. This would means there would only be a couple of inches in the Mid-Atlantic rather than possibly a foot or two. Stay tuned through the week for more details.
Tuesday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Windy with wind chills ranging from 5-18 degrees. Winds blowing 20-30 mph with 45 mph gusts. High near 28 degrees. Low temperatures dropping down to around 14 with wind chills dipping down to near or just below zero. Wednesday: Partly cloudy and cold. Windy with wind chills in the teens. Winds blowing 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. High near 31 degrees. Low temperatures falling to around 15. Thursday: Cloudy with a chance of snow. Cold with a high near 32 degrees. Breezy with winds ranging from 10-20 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Up to 3 inches of snow possible. Low around 22. Friday: Partly cloudy and a little warmer. High temperature around 39 degrees. Winds 5-10 mph. Low falling to around 27. Saturday: Mostly clear becoming mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Cold with a high near 37 degrees. Low temperature around 25. Sunday: Cloudy with possible blizzard conditions. Cold with a high near 35 degrees. Very windy. Winds should range from 25-35 mph with gusts to 50 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Up to a foot of snow may fall. Low temperature around 23. Monday: Mostly cloudy with snow showers possible throughout the day. Cold with a high near 31 degrees. Windy. Winds should range from 20-30 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Up to an additional inch of snow may fall. Wind chills should dip down to the teens. Low falling to around 17.