A Change to Snow Later Today Next Storm Brings Burst of Snow
Before Changing to Rain Wednesday
Last night’s storm system is now moving away from Cape Cod and now we have the upper trough swinging east with some colder air. That should allong rain to change from rain to snow in most areas from north to south. Except for the coast, there will be some accumulation of snow inland, mainly north of Route 84 in Connecticut and up the Hudson Valley. Winter Storm Warnings are up from the Catskills to the Upper Hudson Valley across into Massachusetts with Advisories extending southward to include the northern half of Connecticut.
Snow amounts of a coating to an inch or two are likley inland with little along the coast. There just isnt’t enough low level cold air for snow to accumulate except for colder surfaces perhaps though the further north you go the colder it is. The upper trough will play through today and precipitation will last through this evening in some areas before finally pulling out.
We can see on the radar that there is still quite a bit of precipitation showing up and the radar has filled in somewhat overnight. Temperatures today will be in the 30s all day. Once the low moves out we should see improving weather conditions tonight as skies should partially clear with lows in the 20s to around or just over 30 degrees.
There isn’t much in the way of cold air behind this low so Tuesday we will see some sunshine with highs in the low to mid 40s. There is a weak front that moves through during the day that doesn’t do much but it does inject a little bit of cold air Tuesday night which will send temperatures dropping to the 20s to around 30 Wednesday morning.
The next storm system arrives on Wednesday and with just a little bit more in the way of cold air, we should see a burst of snow at the start from Maryland northeastward to Southern New England that could produce anything from a coating to an inch or two. Higher amounts will fall inland before it eventually changes over to rain.
Probabilities for at least 2 inches are rising across Northern New Jersey to the Hudson Valley and Conneticut to 50 percent or higher based on the overnight forecasts and I think that a few areas that have seen no measurable snow at all so far this winter will see those snow drought streaks come to an end. A change to rain develops from south to north late in the day Wednesday into Wednesday evening with some heavy rain Wednesday night before it all ends before daybreak Thursday. We will see improving weather conditions Thursday with some sunshine and highs in the 40s. It will be colder Friday with some sunshine and highs in the 30s to around 40.
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