Two Storms On The Way, One Sunday, The Second Wednesday
Two storms are on the way for our area and for the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states. The first one will arrive Sunday and will be mostly a rain event. More on both storm systems in a moment. First though we have tonight and Saturday and Saturday will definitely be the better of the two weekend days. Clouds are still around this evening as the satellite loop shows. An upper trough is moving through and it is producing some precipitation to the east and north across Upstate NY and in Southeastern New England where we have some snow around. All of this comes to an end and we should see skies at least partially clearing out. Morning lows will be in the upper 20s to middle 30s. We have no issues for Saturday which should be a nice sunny day and highs Saturday will be in the 40s.
Low pressure is coming out of the Central Gulf states and heading up the East Coast with rain pushing northward. There isn’t much cold air around so the primary precipitation type with this is going to be rain. Areas from Central Pennsylvania northeast to the Catskills and the Middle and Upper Hudson Valley could see some snow from this where the air is colder but it is marginal at best. Elevation will certainly help the cause in the Catskills and Poconos where a few inches is not impossible. Areas closer to Route 84 and NW New Jersey could see some snow at the start.
It looks as if the precipitaion moves quickly from southwest to northeast Sunday afternoon and then comes to an end from west to east Monday morning. A change to back to snow in areas north and west of the coast is possible but the system is moving fast and it wouldn’t amount to very much if it did change before it ends. Temperatures will be in the 40s Sunday with 30s well inland and it will be raw and rainy Sunday night in most areas.
Monday and Tuesday will be quiet days with some sunshine both days and highs in the low to middle 40s. Then the next storm, which should be the final one in this recent series of 3 will head our way. Once again the amount of cold air around is marginal at best but there may be enough for precipitation to start off as snow north and west of the coast. If that happens it won’t last and it goes to rain as the low tracks well to the west.
Wednesday sees precipitation arriving Wednesday morning and lasting into early Thursday. There is colder air behind this storm and there could be an arctic front that arrives with some genuine winter time cold air at the end of next week. We will have more details on this second storm as we get closer to Wednesday.
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