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A Chance For Winter Precipitation This Weekend?
We will actually be talking about snow chances today! This is going to be out of character this winter but we will have more on that in a bit. First things first is today. The satellite loop shows a strong storm offshore and it is impressive on the satellite loop. It has allowed a cold-ish high to build in between in Northern Maine.This leaves us in a sweet spot today between the storm to the east and a cold front to the northwest. Clouds are moving through the Great Lakes and points east but they won’t get here until later today. So we will call it partly sunny today. Temperatures will be a bit cooler than yesterda but still above normal. Most highs will be in the mid to upper 40s.
Tonight we have a cold front coming through with a couple of showers possible but this isn’t much of a front. In fact the air behind the front is actually warmer than the air ahead of it! So once the front passes we should see leftover clouds give way to sunshine Wednesday. Temperatures Wednesday will be in the 50s everywhere.
Next up is Thursday with a warm front cold front combination. Low pressure will be heading toward the Great Lakes. We will have a period of rain Thursday morning into the early afternoon. Then a couple of showers will occur in the evening. Temperatures will be in the mid 50s to around 60 in some places.
The cold front with this system will stall out to the south Friday and it appears that the front will get far enough south so that we will see some improvement Friday. We will call it a mix of sun and clouds with highs just into the 40s. Energy will be coming out of the Middle Mississippi Valley and sliding east to the Mid Atlantic coast over the weekend.
Low pressure moves across the Tennessee Valley and then heads offshore. There will be a minimal amount of cold air and there will also be an upper air feature that will dynamically cool the atmosphere from the top down. This probably means some sleet and wet snow for somebody out of this but it will be done with borderline temperatures.
This system could also wind up being squashed to the south with little consequence for Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England. For now we will call for cloudy skies for later Saturday into Sunday with rain and wet snow developing. A lot will have to come together but there is a chance this could be an accumulating snow for somebody. Considering the kind of winter we have had we can look at it two ways. One is broken clocks are right twice a day so it is bound to happen at somepoint. The other view is the trend is your friend and since the trend has produced nothing, it is likely to continue to produce nothing. We will be talking about this more later today as well as tonight on the Joe & Joe Weather Show.
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