GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A complex forecast remains for next Wednesday and the possibility of seeing snow in the Triad.
The setup for the potential winter weather event begins with a strong push of Arctic air that will plunge south out of Canada and invade much of the eastern half of the United States. This blast of cold air will send temperatures Tuesday night to near 30 degrees. Through Wednesday Arctic air will continue to spill into the Triad keeping high temperatures only in the upper 30s and low 40s.
Confidence in this Arctic plunge remains fairly high, but whether or not moisture will be available to produce snow remains the unanswered question.
A storm system is expected to develop over the Southeast on Tuesday and begin to track east Tuesday night. The exact track and pace of that storm system will be the determining factor in who receives snow.
If the storm system tracks more to the east and out over the Atlantic then snow will not be a concern for the Triad. If the center of the storm tracks a little more to the northeast, remaining close to the coast, moisture will wrap back in over the Triad and mix with the cold air to produce snow.
There continues to be some consensus that there is a chance of snow, but at this point it is still too far out to be certain. If the Triad does receive snow it will be the first time for the Triad to have a November snow since 2008.
The forecast will continue to be tweaked over the weekend so keep checking back with digtriad.com and WFMY News 2 for the most up to date information.
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