Snow may be headed this way

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

The risk of storms bringing snow to portions of the Midwest and Northeast will continue through the end of March and into Apri, AccuWeather reports.

Persistent, lingering cold air across the Northern states, combined with a parade of strong storms from the Pacific, will continue to bring threats of snow to a couple dozen states well into spring.

While not every storm will bring snow, at least a couple more storms will do so and could bring substantial snowfall to a narrow zone.

The setup during the first part of this week was an example as to what can happen with rain, heavy snow, sleet and thunderstorms all from the same storm system on a local area.

The Next Snowstorm Threat

A storm still offshore in the Pacific Ocean will roll through the Rockies into Friday with locally heavy snow.

The same storm will then swing out onto the Plains early this weekend, spreading a swath of snow over part of the northern and central Plains and into the Midwest.

While the heaviest snow with this storm may avoid Denver, a narrow zone of heavy snow will roll across parts of Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri on Saturday.

Next, that narrow zone of snow will streak across portions of the Ohio Valley states Saturday night and into part of the central Appalachians and the coastal mid-Atlantic on Sunday.

Cities along the way that could get a period of accumulating snow include Omaha, Neb., Kirksville, Mo., Peoria, Ill., Indianapolis, Ind., Columbus, Ohio, Morgantown, W.Va., and Baltimore, Md.

We would like to caution that the north-south position of this storm and the band of snow will not be totally assertained until the system emerges from the Rockies, as the high mountain ranges cause storms to deform then jump to the east.