We are slowly shifting back towards a colder pattern. Some areas saw a dusting of snow, or even more in the higher elevations of Amherst County.
We all know I don't blog about cold, so where are the snow chances??
1. Friday- Rain may end as snow. Places west of the Blue Ridge, especially higher elevations have a shot a some accumulations.
2. Superbowl Sunday into Monday- Another storm approaches from the south. We have limited cold air but maybe enough. Current thoughts think the Western Areas catch up on some snowfall while the south and east regions snow to mix or mix to rain events.
3. Feb 8-9-- maybe, but that's 10 days out. Just watching.
After this event, we could have a brief 3-4 day warm up then we get a colder look, maybe not that different from the colder pattern we had after Christmas into the first week of January. We had serious issues getting moisture so we missed any real shots at snow. Some signals look more wet and stormy, but I say that with caution because I remember model runs around Dec 22 showing a crazy storm pattern that never materialized.
For the year, Danville is above normal snowfall while the rest of the region has some catching up to do. With enough cold air lurking around, I think we have a punchers chance to reach our "normal' snowfall.. give or take a little. We are not moving towards a "big" storm (12 plus for much of the area) but more like a shot a 1-3 moderate events.