Weekend Outlook Dry Saturday Next Storm Arrives Sunday
Last night’s storm system that produced thunderstorms in some places is now off the coast east of Cape Cod but the upper trough that is driving this low is still yet to play through. You can see the separate features on the satellite loop which means that much of Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England will be dealing with leftover clouds. Meanwhile we have some winter weather in Central and Northern New England where we have Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings posted. Advisories have been dropped for Northwest Connecticut and Southern Massachusetts as models continue to overdo cold air.
Snow forecast amounts are not exactly overwhelming here with areas in New Hampshire and Maine getting the most out of this. In the meantime the snow drought continues everywhere to the south and we don’t see this changing anytime soon. For Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England and including Long Island, today will be a day of leftover clouds that will give way to some breaks of sunshine. Most highs today will be in the 40s. Skies should clear out overnight with lows in the upper 20s to middle 30s.
On to the weekend as we get set for the next storm system that will be developing in the Gulf States and then coming up the East Coast later Sunday into Monday. There is no real cold air and at best we will just be marginally cold enough in some inland areas. This does leave us with a nice Saturday however with sunshine and highs will be in the low to middle 40s.
There is no real cold air around so what cold air we do have is marginal at best. We will start to see clouds move in later Saturday night as this next storm moves from the Central Gulf to the Southeast US. If you look at the isobars, they are pointed south southwest north northeast and that means this low coast hugs. I will cover for the idea that some inland areas could briefly start as snow but they will go to rain relatively quickly.
Look at rain to develop from south to north during Sunday afternoon and that rain continues into Monday morning. Snow will be confined to areas well north and west of the Coastal Plain. Sunday temperatures will reach the 40s again. Rainfall amounts from this system will be on the order of 3/4 inch to an inch and a quarter in some places.
Once the rain ends weather should improve later Monday with clouds giving way to some sunshine by afternoon. Highs will be in the 40s. Tuesday we will see sunshine to start likely giving way to arriving clouds with highs in the 40s. The next storm system will be revving up in the Southern Plains and heading northeast to the Eastern Great Lakes.
This is going to be a major storm and it is likely that we will see big snows in the Midwest and Great Lakes and that means we get rain here. Maybe the rain starts as snow inland for a brief period of time but it all gets washed away as the storm track is too far west. Once this storm is done we should see temperatures trend back toward average and this should be the last storm in this current series.
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