Next Cold Front Brings Shower Chances Friday New Storm Heads Into Northeast
Weather systems are moving along in the flow and we have the cold front that is going to be moving eastward today. There are going to be clouds around today with a bit of an upper trough producing a few showers today in parts of Northeast Pennsylvania to the Catskills and into the Hudson Valley. Its light stuff and it should not amount to much. Otherwise it will be a day of clouds and some sunshine and you can see by the temperature map that highs will be in the mid 40s to lower 50s with the warmest temperatures to the south.
The cold front will be close enough tonight to trigger off some scattered showers during the overnight period and into Thursday morning. Most lows tonight will be in the mid 30s to lower 40s. The front goes by after daybreak and showers will followed by some developing sunshine. We will be in some leftover warm air Friday so with enough sun, highs will be in the mid 50s to lower 60s.
On we go to Friday which will bring about the next storm. This storm is part of all that energy that has been pounding the US west coast with seemingly endless record snows measured in feet. This storm set up is similar to Monday’s where we have a primary low giving way to a secondary low. This time around there will be a little less in the way of cold air around.
Clouds will increase quickly Friday. Look for rain to develop across Southern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey in the morning and spread northward into Southern New England by mid afternoon. The northern edge of the precipitation shield will be able to tap colder air that will be aloft so we could see it start as some snow in Northern New Jersey ( north of Route 80) to NYC and Long Island. Most places will quickly change to rain.
However once you get far enough inland you begin to see the effects of a cold high to the north which will hold the warmer air coming up from the south and east at bay. This means if you are north of Route 84 from NY to Connecticuty, you have a chance for some accumulating snow. Then there could be a change to ice/freezing rain Friday evening. To the south we have rain as the primary low dies out and redevelops off the New Jersey Long Island coast overnight into Saturday morning.
Friday highs will be mostlyu in the low to middle 40s with upper 30s to the north in the Hudson Valley and Southern New England. This storm plays through into Saturday morning and as the secondary takes over we could see areas inland that went to rain or freezing rain/sleet go back to some snow. That will depend on how fast the secondary takes over. For areas to the south the rain will simply end by Saturday morning..
Saturday could turn out like yesteday where we have a lot of clouds and around and some leftover precipitation, probably snow or a mix across Southern New England and from Long Island east. Highs will just be into the 40s. A weak upper trough and the leftover primary low could move through with a rain or snow shower Saturday night into Sunday morning. Then we should see clouds and some sunshine Sunday afternoon with highs in the 40s.
Next week brings a little peace and quiet but it does bring a colder than normal temperature pattern that actually will be lasting all week long. No major storms seem on the table for the work week at least though we could see a storm threat at the end of next week.
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