Bitter cold this morning, still eyeing first snow ‘storm’ of the season!

Radar images this morning show the storm heading head

We're in a snow drought since our last major winter storm in early December.

As we've talked about before with this setup, the exact track of the low is crucial, and any deviation north or south can change the whole look of this system!

Snow will likely begin in the immediate Chicago area Saturday morning with the city receiving an inch or two. Roads will be hazardous Saturday morning and early afternoon so give yourself plenty of time to get to KC.

The weather service predicted a total of 2-4 inches across most of Central Maryland, with amounts on the lower end of that range expected north and east of Baltimore, and the higher amounts to the south and west. Numbers on expected total will be firmed up on Friday, as we are still 48 hours out from arrival.

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As the system moves east toward the southeastern U.S. snow will spread into central IL tonight and continue through the day Saturday.

A Winter Storm Watch has already been issued for southern IL into eastern Missouri ahead of the system. With a short period of mix and rain, there will be areas that see up to 6 inches of snow. Weather during the game will be in the 30s and wind chills in the 20s with light snow or flurries at least for the beginning of the game although it won't be heavy. The highest amounts of snow will occur over southwest IL where totals could reach 8 to 9 inches.

Portions of central Virginia, the Virginia Piedmont and extreme southern Maryland.

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