NEW INFO: Latest VIPIRcast computer model of winter storm

Posted at 10:18 PM, Feb 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-10 22:39:10-05

While much of the east coast will be paralyzed by a major winter storm, we MAY escape the worst of the wintry mess. Here’s a look at the latest VIPIRcast model run.

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It looks like the messy mix of rain, sleet and snow will move in from south to north in the late afternoon on Wednesday.

We’re expecting mainly rain close to the coast with more snow and sleet from Suffolk west to I-95 and north across the peninsulas.

During the evening on Wednesday, we could see several inches of snow accumulate in those areas before warmer air noses in and we see a transition over to rain very early on Thursday morning.

Soggy weather most of Thursday should quickly melt any snow accumulation. But as the system exits late on Thursday, we could see a brief changeover back to snow. We’re expecting no additional snow accumulation.

Keep in mind that this is a very dynamic situation. The difference of a few degrees or a few miles could change the forecast dramatically.

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist
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