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Snow on Super Bowl Sunday

A Mixed Bowl of Everything...
Posted at 11:08 AM, Feb 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-06 11:08:15-05

Here we go again... are you ready for more snow? A swift-moving low pressure system will move northeast up the Carolina coast, bringing a mixture of snow/sleet/rain. The onset of the moisture will arrive around 2-3 am Sunday morning and will mainly be in the form of rain as temperatures range above freezing, in the mid-30s. Then around daybreak, temperatures will dive right around freezing, so that will help the rain transition over to heavy wet snow and possibly sleet along the Eastern Shore. Given how warm it has been the past couple of days, it will be difficult for the initial snowfall to stick... BUT model guidance shows the snow becoming steadier/heavier through daybreak, so that will give it a chance to start to stick/accumulate.


The storm system will exit as quickly as it arrived. Temperatures will rise to near 40° around 12-2 pm so the snow/sleet should transition back over to rain showers and the bulk of the deeper moisture tapers off to the east, leaving the second half your Sunday much drier, just in time for Super Bowl festivities. A general 2"-5" is still expected for much of the area but it really depends on the exact placement of the snow bands.


Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories will go into effect for the viewing area Sunday morning due to the potential for heavy wet snow creating travel issues on roads/bridges. Keep in mind, icy spots will likely be an issue on untreated roads around the time of the Super Bowl-Sunday night as temperatures dip down at or below freezing. So make sure to give crews plenty of time to treat roads before heading out.