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Posted at 1:10 PM ET, 12/ 5/2008

Light Snow Still Possible Late Saturday

By Jason Samenow

Accumulation chances low but not impossible

* How Cold? Full Forecast | Skins-Ravens Forecast | Ski Season Starts Solid *

Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Saturday evening
Probability: 25%
Potential Impact:

A cold front passing by late Saturday (coupled with a wave in the atmosphere aloft) could give us a brief period of snow showers or flurries. Accumulations, if any, would be very light as the mountains will probably squeeze out much of this system's moisture before it arrives here. Here's how I see it:

Chance of no accumulation: 75%
Chance of a dusting to an inch: 20%
Chance of more than an inch: 5%

The most likely timing for any snowfall would be between 5 p.m. and midnight. A heavier burst of snow, if it were to materialize, would likely drop temperatures to around or just below freezing -- thus the slight chance of seeing some accumulation. We'll keep you posted with updates as needed.

The Snow Lover's Crystal Ball appears when the potential exists for accumulating snow beyond 24 to 36 hours.

By Jason Samenow  | December 5, 2008; 1:10 PM ET
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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Comments

No comments on a crystal ball? I'm ashamed.

Posted by: KBurchfiel | December 5, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

No comments because they go obsolete within 24-36 hours of event.

But, I agree, once a SLCB is posted, I think it should remain current and easily accessible to check updates on the potential event.

I still miss the old CapWeather site sooooo much.

Posted by: rightsaid | December 6, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

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