The animated graphic above shows a 72 hour forecast loop from the ECMWF global model through daybreak on Sunday. The ECMWF model still projects significant snowfall accumulations in the Lower Eastern Shore area totaling from 6 to 12 inches, depending upon the particular location.
The National Weather Service has just issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area from 7 PM on Friday until 7 PM on Saturday.
While there are slight variations in model forecasts in terms of the strength and exact location of our impending weekend winter nor’easter, there is consensus that the storm itself is a certain guarantee.
Please understand that a slight 25 mile jog in any direction from the expected location of the low pressure storm system can alter the forecast further. That may well happen in the next 24 hours.
It is expected that all of the area will be dealing with a disruptive winter event regardless of the total snowfall accumulations because strong winds will persist, creating blowing and drifting snow. Visibility will be reduced to near zero during the late morning on Saturday and into the afternoon.
Further updates will be provided here if/when things change. Of course, our early morning post will provide the latest information by 6 AM tomorrow. You can also follow @SalisburyWx on Twitter.