Thursday December 29 – Rain is moving out this morning, and one more disturbance could kick up a last line of showers mid day. There was some snow at the arrival on the north side, but you may have left through it. Stickage with steady snow was as close as Harrisburg, PA and just north of Lancaster this morning. There is colder air nearby and it will wrap around a strong storm moving through New England. That will ignite the Lake Effect snow machine which will bring 3 to 6 inches of snow Wisp in western Maryland and other area ski resorts in the mountains. Snow showers will cross the mountains mid day Friday with the core of the colder air. The next event looks like rain showers New Year’s Day and a brief warm up early next week.

The pattern is breaking down…. and the outlooks shows a southern storm track with a chance of snow next weekend….

Simulated Radar: HRRR Model —-> slider

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Cold Air Behind Storm

Here is a look at how the main storm moving towards Maine will wrap in the cold air and open up the Great Lakes for snow showers.

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Skipping Ahead

There is hope, snow lovers. Here is Faith in the Flakes: The sturdy European Model has been quite aggressive showing a new storm arriving from the south for the first full weekend in January. Here is a look at the coastal and cold air that could bring a snow event to the Mid Atlantic.

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Also See:

My Winter Outlook for 2016-2017: Colder with snow spread out more

Maryland Winters

NOAA Winter Outlook for 2016 to 2017

La Nina Formed: What it could mean to our winter

Farmers Almanacs Split On Cold And Snow

Extreme Weather of 2015 balanced out on both ends

Low Snow Winters In Baltimore: Records Might Surprise You

NOAA Ranks Blizzard 2016 4th Worst Snowstorm On Record

Blizzard 2016 Record Top Snowstorm: Area Totals