(WHTM) – There's a saying that “the farm show brings the snow.” Early January often brings an increased chance of snow, especially over a 10-day period during farm show week. Our recent farm shows brought very little (if any) snow. The 2024 Farm Show may be different.
The model guidance shows a large storm developing over the central United States this week and reaching the East Coast this weekend to begin the farm show. There are posts circulating on social media showing high-quality snow. I will be cautious with any forecasts showing early snow amounts. There is still a possibility that this storm will change or mix with rain in the central state. Use reliable sources and know that our weather team will be posting frequent updates about this weekend's storm. We are starting to see a trend that shows this storm having greater impacts in the second half of the weekend. Expect more details to follow.
Additional storms are expected to track the Mid-Atlantic Farm Show week. Model guidance indicates two additional storms that favor rain over snow and could produce periods of steady, drenching rain throughout the farm show week.