Chirp Chirp and Good Morning from the Cardinal Weather Nest!! Today will be on the dreary side, but at least the snow lovers might be able to have their own personal sunshine as a winter storm watch was issued this morning by the National Weather Service for Wednesday’s system. Right now, things over the next 48 seem to be on the quiet side with maybe some early flurries (or even some freezing drizzle), then we “clear ” things out to just cloudy skies over the area. That leads us to the main event (trumpet fanfare): A decent shot at a winter storm starting late Tuesday night (1 am or after) & lasting through most of the day Wednesday. As of this update, the *Winter Storm Watch* from the NWS has a range from 2-8 inches of snow falling, highly dependent on the track of the system. Most data has a track just north of the Ohio River, but some guidance is suggesting a sharper cut & closer approach of the system, enough to cause disruption to an all-snow, high-total event, hence the wide range for expected totals. That possibility is only a recent development, and the bulk of the data so far has been more consistent, so we’ll be sticking with the snowier data unless more data (e.g surface data & how the models handle it) continue to change. Regardless of what comes our way the trend is our friend if you like things wintry on the temperature side, with the 30s continuing through the weekend with another (weaker) clipper system approaching the area later Friday. After this, a blend of model data continues a downward trend in temperatures, so suffice it to say… Winter is definitely still on here in the Munciana region!