For those watching the forecast models, the 18z GFS run was a dream come true for snow lovers in the area, with widespread 1-2 feet of snow and mixing near the coast. The storm became very intense on that run, deepening to 972 mb. In comparison, last weekend’s blizzard had a peak minimum pressure at 968 mb.
The forecast models aren’t too useful this far out for every small detail, considering that there’s more than enough time for the solution to change, but we can try to find any parts of the forecast that the models keep repeating, and notice any trends that the models have with the storm. As of now, the storm’s location trended further west than it was a few days ago, meaning that the models originally showed this storm as staying well to our south, and are now showing it affecting our area.
The pattern is not very favorable for this storm to track inland, but we need to keep an eye.