Storm In The Southeast Snow In the Appalachians
But Not An Issue For The Northeast
We are enjoying a rather beautiful sunny day across much of Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England. The satellite shows clear skies along the coast at midday with clouds well inland. It is a warm spring-like day. Temperatures are going to top in the upper 50s to lows in most areas and a few places could push it to 65 or so which will challenge a few records. There are no issues to worry about for the rest of the day and we see nothing on the radars to be concerned with. Slightly colder air will move in tonight under what should be clear skies. Most lows Saturday morning will be in the low to mid 30s.
There are no issues through the daytime Sunday. We have low pressure that will be developing in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico that will make its way to the Carolinas by Sunday. This storm is going to produce heavy rains from the Carolinas to the Florida Panhandle and it will also produce areas of heavy wet snow from the mountains of Northeast Georgia to Southwestern Virginia.
There is a flow of westerly winds in the upper atmosphere over the Northeast that should shield it from this storm system. It will be forced east and northeast offshore and it will probably graze areas from Central New Jersey southward and areas from southernmost New England and Long Island with some Rain Sunday night into Monday morning but for everyone else it is not an issue.
This leaves us with a nice day Saturday of sunshine though it will be 15 to 20 degrees cooler than today. Highs will be in the 40s. Sunday look for increasing clouds ahead of that storm system off the Carolinas. Rain will likely stay out until after sunset with the exception for Southern New Jersey and points south where rain could move in during the mid to late afternoon. Sunday highs will also be in the 40s.
Next week will be another warmer than normal week temperature wise with no cold air around anywhere. Temperatures will generally be 10 degrees or more above normal each day. It doesn’t look as if we will see any rain until perhaps late next week when a cold front approaches from the west.
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