The primary focus in the war room tonight (the weather office) is what to do with the weekend snow system. The past 24 hours models have trended further south which once again places my area on the northern fringes of the primary snow shield.

Since the disturbance is still over the Pacific and 3 days away, modeling could still swing north but that seems unlikely at this time. The reason for the southward shift is a lack of phasing between the northern and southern jets until the system gets east of the Midwest. You can see what I'm talking about below.

In this loop you can visualize how the 2 streams eventually merge but not until the energy has cleared the Mississippi.

In the event the 2 streams were to hook up sooner it would draw t