Nice Saturday Next Storm Arrives Sunday Another Storm Next Wednesday
Weather systems are rolling along through the Eastern US like bowling balls, one after another. At least we get a reprieve today with a nice dry Saturday with temperatures on the warm side of average. The satellitel shows some passing clouds but we should see a fair amount of sunshine. High temperatures this afternoon will reach the low to middle 40s. Meanwhile we see clouds gathering across the deep South and energy is moving into the Southern and Central Plains. This is our next storm system for Sunday. We should be clear here for most of tonight with probably some clouds arriving toward morning. Lows will be in the 20s inland and lower 30s along the coast Sunday morning.
The low makes a turn up the East Coast. There really isn’t much in the way of cold air except well inland where there might be a some snow at the start before it turns to rain, or if you are far enough north from the Poconos to the Catskills and Bershires northward, you will see mostly snow out of this system. Precipitation will begin to arrive during the afternoon from south to north and work its way into New England during Sunday evening.
The system looks to behave in an orderly fashion. Rain Sunday night will last into Monday morning with snow on the northern fringe. We will likely see the first winter weather advisories go up north of Route 84 in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New England where advisory criteria snow amounts are likely and for Central and Northern New England, winter storm watches are starting to go up there. Temperatures Sunday will reach the 40s except north and west of Route 84 where it will be in the 30s.
This storm exits later Monday and we should start to see some improvement Monday afternoon from west to east with temperatures in the 40s. There is an outside chance we could see a change to snow before it ends in Northwest New Jersey perhaps and parts of the Lower Hudson Valley and Connecticut but even if that happens it won’t amount to much. The next storm sets up for Wednesday.
This one sets up a little differently with a low coming out of the Southern Plains and heading northeast into the Lower Ohio Valley and then it redevelops in our back yard Wednesday night. This system may have a little more cold air ahead of it that wedges in and holds for a few extra hours so we may see this start as snow in Eastern Pennsylvania to Northern New Jersey to Southern New England and it might even be enough to leave some measurable accumulation before it changes to rain. This also might bring a sizeable snowfall to Upstate NY and Interior New England. We will have more on this system later today.
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