Snowstorm Carolina Mountains Will Pass South,
Grazes Northern Mid Atlantic to Southern New England With Rain Late Weekend
The snow drought continues and now for snow lovers, the ultimate stab in the heart. A vigorous upper air storm system will produce a low in the Carolinas that will bring heavy wet snows to areas from Southwest Virginia to the Western Carolinas. However this storm is not going to lift up northward. Even if it were to come further north there is no cold air around. At worst this will be a grazing of rain Sunday night into Monday and that’s it.
Meanwhile the warmer than normal weather is entrenched over the next few days and we are seeing a rather nice almost springlike day with sunshine and just a few passing clouds. Afternoon highs today will be in the 50s. There are no issues on the radar as it is in quiet mode. A warm front will be setting up to our north and that will leave us in some clouds for tonight with most lows in the 30s to around 40 degrees.
Low pressure is heading out of the Southern Plains and into the Western Great Lakes. It appears that showers with the warm front will set up to our north. The storm is tracking so far to the west that the cold front when it gets here won’t have much weather with it. This leaves us with a rather warm Thursday with clouds and some breaks of sun especially as you head south into Southern New Jersey and points south. Highs will be in the 50s to around 60 and we will leave out the chance for a shower when the front comes through Thursday night.
Right now it appears that we should be dry Friday through the daytime Sunday. Initially the air behind Thursday night’s front isn’t cold at all and that will leave us with a mix of sun and clouds for Friday with highs reaching the 50s to around 60 degrees. Colder air will being to seep in Friday night into Saturday morning. Saturday will see some sunshine and clouds but highs will be in the cooler 40s but we are still above average for this time of year.
While we in Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England will see sunshine giving way to arriving clouds and highs in the low to mid 40s Sunday, The developing low mentioned earlier will bring rain from Georgia to Virginia and heavy wet snow in elevated areas from Western North Carolain to Southwestnern Virginia. Snow amounts could be substantial (6 inches or more) in these areas. For our part of the world, not a flake, not an ice pellet, nothing will come of this other than some rain that for now looks to graze coastal areas Sunday night into Monday morning. The low will track to the east northeast rather than lift northward so we don’t see this being any big deal. Long range the pattern remains unchanged and there are no indications of any changing coming probably through possibly the rest of the month of February.
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