The first significant snow of the season is expected to come to the area start the second week in November. The National Weather Service is predicting one to two inches of snow will fall the night of Monday, Nov. 11, followed by snow showers on Nov. 12. The potential hazard to area roadways will be compounded by the precipitation starting as rain mixed with snow.
The weather service says very cold air will move into the area as the jet stream takes a dramatic shift and brings weather from the Arctic Circle out of Canada. Temperatures may dip as low as twenty degrees below normal for mid-November. The forecast does not predict anything more significant than a couple of inches, as moisture coming up from the south is now expected to stay off the East Coast and not run into that cold Arctic air.