The forecast map below shows the wedge of cold air at the surface, valid Friday evening, during the hours of heaviest precipitation.
|Surface forecast map for Friday evening.|
However, the models remain consistent with precipitation amounts, which are on the light side, and fast movement of the storm. The storm will deepen once over the Atlantic, but the moisture will have departed our area by the time the storm begins to bottom out.
Bottom line: Prepare for some snow and/or a snow-sleet mix on Friday, not a major storm, but enough to accumulate.
The next major storm upstream (Wed timeframe of next week) at this time appears to be a rain-maker.