Radar snapshot courtesy of Intellicast.com
(Toledo, OH) Dark clouds are entering my neighborhood from the southwest, as Toledo prepares for the first major winter storm of the season.
At the moment it is a balmy 58 degrees outside, but conditions will change in the next 24-36 hours. Depending on the track of the system, my area could get as little as 2 inches of snow, or perhaps as much as 4, by Friday evening.
Local meterologists, however, believe that the warm ground temperature may prevent significant accumulation of snow.
This same storm is currently wreaking havoc across the Great Plains, with areas of Kansas and Missouri expecting a foot or more of snow. Temperatures behind the storm front are quite cold, dropping below zero in parts of Montana and North Dakota and into the low teens as far south as New Mexico.
My forecast: local grocery stores will be packed this evening, as the year's first snowfall always sends residents into a preparedness mode.