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WAITING FOR THE SNOW IN THE PLAINS – The breakthrough of the arctic air of the weekend will mark the start of a very cold week for part of the Peninsula, still characterized by rain and snow down to low altitudes. The culmination we will have bad weather between the Immaculate Conception and the day of Thursday 9 when it arrives an intense Atlantic disturbance which will overlap the cold air of the previous days causing extensive snowfalls to the plains over much of the North. So let’s take a look at the average snowfalls that we will have between Monday and Thursday, indicating where possible also some more detailed references for some cities.
SNOW MONDAY – No snowfall expected in the North and in the Alps. Average altitude of 400-600m on the northern Apennines with flakes on the Romagna Apennines. 600-800m on the central Apennines, 800-1000m on the southern one. Possible snow mixed with rain in L’Aquila.
THE SNOW TUESDAY – Some jibs on the border Alps over 300-400m, absent elsewhere in the North. Also absent from the Center. Sporadic and residual in the South over 800-1000m between Calabria and Sicily.
SNOW WEDNESDAY – Flat on the central western Valpadana, snow a Torino with accumulations estimated between 10-15cm, snow ad Until up to 10cm, snow ad Alexandria up to 10-12cm, snow a Vercelli fino 5-7cm. Name a Milano up to 5cm, snow a Bergamo fino a 10cm, name a Piacenza up to 5cm, snow a Parma with absent or modest accumulations. Idem a Brescia, a Verona e Padova. Elsewhere it will only be episodes mixed with rain. Snow depth in the center from 800-1000m in Tuscany up to over 1500m in Lazio. In the south, no snowfall is expected except at very high altitudes, above 2000m.
THE SNOW THURSDAY: in the morning a few more episodes in Valpadana but sporadic and without significant accumulations. At the center snow level decreasing up to 600m. In the South down to 800-1000m.
Medium to long term projections: our team of meteorologists updates the analyzes twice a week. These are weather projections and not specific forecasts: see them in the 15-day weather trends section.