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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/18/2008

Weekend Storm Trending Away

Still bears watching

Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Saturday PM - Sunday AM
Probability: 35%
Potential Impact:

The good news is you may not need that shovel again this weekend. That's not-so-good news for those craving more of the white stuff.

During the day Saturday, low pressure pulling out of the Gulf of Mexico is expected to reform off the North Carolina-South Carolina coast. The question is what direction it goes from there. Does it head northeast out to sea and keep most of its assoicated precipitation offshore? Or does it curl more to the north and give our area its second winter storm in less than three days?

The latter is looking less likely now, as the storm has trended east in recent model runs. Which means the chances of little or no snow are on the way up, and the chances of a weekend sequel to yesterday's snow is on the way down.

One thing is for sure -- if it took the right track, there would be colder air available for this storm to pull into the region than during the last storm. If you want proof of cold air being close by, all you have to know is that high temperatures on Sunday -- with plenty of sunshine -- may not make it out of the 20s.

With that kind of cold air lurking, we'll need to monitor the models today and early tomorrow for any changes to the current eastward trend.

See Camden's post for the full forecast through the holiday weekend.

By  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/18/2008

Categories:  Winter Storms

 
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