AMARILLO, TX - The good news is that we still have snow chances in the forecast for next week (The week of February 2 - 8) across the High Plains. The bad news is that the amounts of snowfall look like. Depending on your point of view, this can either be a good thing or a bad one.
Since we are in the middle of a moderate to severe drought and have endured a very dry December and January, any prospects for moisture, whether frozen or liquid, should be welcomed! As it looks now, we will have three chances at snow next week. The first chance will be on Super Bowl Sunday as an upper-level storm system moves over cold air in place. 1-2" of snow is possible over the region. We will have a break in the snow chances on Monday, then snow returns on Tuesday. A few days ago,
Tuesday's storm system looked like it could deliver us the heaviest amount of snow that we have seen so far this winter season. Now, the storm is apparently poised to move more to the north and weaken as it heads our way. So, only snow flurries or very light snow with a dusting or less is expected on Tuesday.
The following storm system could be in our area as early as Wednesday night, but is expected to impact our area on Thursday with another 1-2" of snow possible. The snow could linger into Friday morning before skies begin to clear out Friday afternoon. So, that means we could see 3-4" of snow for the entire week. It will be unseasonably cold as well with highs in the 20s and 30s and perhaps as cold as the mid and upper teens on Thursday!
Bundle up, stay warm and stay tuned to Storm Search 7 for the latest on these snow chances!