Another Gloomy Day Early Look At Saturday Northeast Winter Storm
Another day and the stalled frontal boundary to the south across the Middle Atlantic States remains just that, stalled. That means another day with lots of clouds but there is hope for some movement that will at least bring some improvement here for Wednesday. That means however that today is pretty much shot with clouds all day. Temperatures are mostly in the low and middle 40s and will likely stay in that range all day long.
As far as rain is concerned we actually have an area of rain on the regional radar that looks to clip Southern New Jersey with some rain today. There is also some rain showing up on the southern edge of the Fort Dix Radar while the Upton Radar is mostly quiet. Some rain might sneak in late today into tonight in areas further north than where we see it this morning.
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A Great Lakes system moving east will dislodge the frontal boundary and we should see weather improve a bit on Wednesday with some sunshine. Another cold front will pass through Wednesday night and there could be a shower or two with that scattered around. Highs will be in the 50s.
Low pressure strengthens east of New England and a big high is moving southeastward to the Great Lakes with very cold air. The gradient will be super tight here on Thursday between the two systems so expect gusty winds of 40 mph or more and wind advisories are possible. A mix of sun and clouds will be with us with highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Friday will be sunny and cold with highs just in the 20s to lower 30s as that high builds into upstate NY and New England.
Everything is still on track for a winter storm to impact the interior Mid Atlantic & Northeast this weekend specifically Saturday into Saturday night. The Weather Prediction Center map above is the probability of at least 2 inches of snow/sleet accumulation and the darker blue clearly suggests that the risk for significant snow amounts is far greater inland than it is along the coast. Weather models are rather settled on the idea of how this plays out. They are in remarkable agreement in a broad sense but we have to fine tune the specifics. We will have more on this later today and much more is available on my weather platform on Patreon.
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