Cold Front Passes Offshore Chilly Day Wednesday Rain Late Thursday
A cold front has passed offshore and most of the area saw very little from it except for Long Island and Connecticut which got into some of the heavier downpours that formed right along the coast earlier today. That is all gone now and skies should clear out tonight. The satellite picture shows just some leftover clouds and we should get into the dry chilly to the west overnight. Most lows will be in the mid 30s to lower 40s by morning.
Regional radar shows showers to our west drying up and most of the activity is up in New England and now moving out of the range of the local radar views.
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Wednesday we are looking at sunshine and chilly conditions from start to finish with highs in the upper 40s inland and lower 50s along the coast. Skies should be clear Wednesday night before clouds being moving in. An arctic front will be approaching on Thursday. Rain should develop from mid to late afternoon from west to east and early evening along the coast.
We don’t see any important changes in today’s weather model series. Rain of about a quarter to a half inch is likely as the arctic front passes. Most of the snow with this will be in upstate NY and in Central and Northern New England. We could see the rain change over to a little wet snow or sleet in the Northern and Western Counties of New Jersey, Northeast Pennsylvania, the Hudson Valley, and Northwest Connecticut. We will be in the 50s Thursday but you can wave goodbye to that for Friday and Saturday.
As far as snow is concerned you can see where the bulk of this snow falls with this arctic front and wave. We are looking at areas well north and west of the coast. Best chances for a change over will be north of Route 84. Heaviest amounts well up the Hudson Valley into Northeast NY and New England.
Sunshine returns Friday but temperatures will be going nowhere. We will be down in the upper 20s to mid 30s by Friday morning and highs Friday won’t climb much above 40 in the warmest spots. Then we head down into the 20s everywhere Saturday morning with teens in cold spots well north and west of the coast. This means a hard freeze for everyone.
Saturday will be sunny but very cold with highs in the upper 30s. Temperatures will bounce on Sunday back up toward or even into the 50s with some sunshine and clouds. Another arctic front comes through Sunday night with little fanfare.
Another very cold high will be building in early next week and that arctic boundary will be stalled across the Gulf States and off the Southeast US coast. There could be a system that develops out of this and we will need to watch how things evolve over the coming days because we will have plenty of cold air around for the first part of next week.
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