GREENSBORO, N.C. —
Another winter weather event heads our way this weekend, tracking up from the south. Is it true a low pressure system coming from the south typically brings more snow than rain or a wintry mix?
Meteorologist Eric Chilton
Chilton explained, "It's not true that just because it (the low pressure system) comes from the south, it brings more rain. Historically speaking, our biggest snow storms have come from the Gulf and track along the coast. But, there are so many more factors -- like cold air ahead of the system and the exact track of the low."
He showed on a weather map the storm making its way to the Triad this weekend has three possible tracks, as of Wednesday. If it were to track west, the Triad is looking at a mostly-rain event. If it tracks east, it could be a wintry mix. If it tracks far to the east, it throws moisture into an already-cold air mass, likely bringing mostly snow.
It is possible a winter weather system coming from the south means more snow than rain, but it is not always the case.