We are continuing to watch a potential system that is still well out over the Pacific Ocean today that could eventually lead to spinning up a winter storm across the central part of the U.S. and eventually our area in the Midwest later Monday and potentially into Thursday next week. There is the potential for accumulating snow and ice with this system across portions of Illinois but outside of mentioning that, it is too early to get into specifics.
By later Sunday afternoon and evening of this weekend, our potential wintry system will be onshore California with its sights set on the Four Corners Region. Beyond that though, there remains a good about of disagreement among model guidance as to what happens after that.
Again, using an ensemble forecast like in yesterday's article, we can see that there is good agreement on low pressure development (a storm system) on the lee side of the Rockies and coming out into the southern plains. Beyond that though, a storm track is not even close to being set in stone which is why there are still a wide spectrum of possible outcomes/solutions.
Given the model differences at this time, we are not going to get into specifics outside of outlying an area that could see accumulating wintry precipitation, including snow and ice during the time period shown below. Stay tuned for continued updates as we get closer.
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