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The main event of this weekend will be the storm system currently developing in the desert southwest. As it makes its way eastward, it will bring two main threats to the areas in its path: heavy snow with slippery freezing rain, and flooding from excessive rainfall. Luckily, the rest of the country remains quiet, but cold, with some lake-effect snow likely for MI and NY this weekend. Welcome to the Friday edition of your Morning Briefing. Let’s dive right in. Snow and Freezing Rain from NM to VA: Beginning late tonight/ early Saturday, snow and freezing rain will threaten a swath of the US from NM to the Southern Appalachians.The heaviest snowfall will be centered around these two regions, with up to 6″ expected near the TX panhandle, and up to 16″ expected in the Southern Appalachians. Around one tenth of an inch of ice accumulation from freezing rain can…

Things are finally beginning to get interesting after a quiet start to the week. Today, some localized snow showers come to parts of the Northeast, especially NJ. The eastern half of the country continues to cool, nearing 20 degrees below average for early December and increasing chances for lake-effect snow. Finally, we’ll give you an update on the weekend storm that everyone has their eye on. This is the Wednesday edition of your Morning Briefing. Let’s begin. Localized Snow Showers for Parts of the Northeast Today: An inverted trough will move off the Mid-Atlantic coast today, causing some light snow showers for NJ and possibly SE PA. Snowfall will be light, with only 1-3″ expected for most of the affected area. However, locally higher amounts up to 5″ are possible. Light snowfall is also expected today for the Lower Great Lakes and Midwest, centered around VA and WV. They will…

A relatively calm week weather-wise lies ahead of us, but that’s not to say there is nothing going on up in our atmosphere. Wednesday night into Thursday, a fast-moving, weak clipper system from Canada will race across the Northern Plains and  Upper Great Lakes. A weak cold front following this system will spawn flurries along its passage, but several rounds of lake-effect snow this week will be the real cause of light accumulations. Every winter, shots of cold, Canadian air allow snow showers, and sometimes storms, to form off the Great Lakes, burying the region in snow. This winter has been no exception so far, and this week temperatures are below average for the entire lower 48. Around late morning a few light snow showers are ending in Buffalo and the surrounding area in Upstate NY. More lake-effect snow showers are possible for MI and WI late tonight, but little…