More Snow Possible This Week; Pencil Prediction for Tuesday, January 18

by MCS Staff

More snow is possible this week as the GFS (North American model) and Euro (European model) are going head to head in their latest runs regarding potential snow on Saturday.

The National Weather Service has our area under the “Slight Winter Storm Threat” category for this upcoming Friday into Saturday (featured photo).

The GFS was a little more on the money with last week’s storm, while the Euro arguably fared a little better with yesterday’s storm as it sniffed it out first before losing it and bringing it back. The GFS has performed a little better than the Euro this winter, but the Euro is generally considered “King.”

WUSA9’s Kaitlyn McGrath shows the model outputs from the GFS and Euro in the tweet below.

The model outputs are pretty different, with the GFS missing us for the most part and a direct hit on DC with the Euro.

We’ll keep an eye on things and let you know how they develop, but before that… there’s another potential system that could pass through on Wednesday night into Thursday.

Right now it doesn’t have a lot of model support, but it’s there on the NAM so we’ll monitor in case it happens. Nothing big with this one, but a few well-timed inches can throw a wrench into the Thursday morning commute.

Pencil Prediction for Tuesday, January 18: 1.5 Pencils

Some sidewalks are still messy and it’ll remain blustery overnight, which gives us a slight possibility of a delay.



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