Winter Weather Advisory Northern Connecticut Gale Warning Coastal Flood Advisory Coast

Winter Weather Advisory Northern Connecticut Gale Warning Coastal Flood Advisory Coast

 

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Winter Weather Advisory Northern Connecticut Gale Warning Coastal Flood Advisory Coast

Zeta is now extra tropical and racing east northeastward from the New Jersey coast and into the open waters of the Atlantic. Heavy rains from today are shifting to the east as Zeta goes out to sea. However we are not done with the precipitation yet as cold air is to our north and is poised to be dragged southward overnight and Friday.

Winter Weather Advisory is posted for the Northern half of Connecticut (north of Route 84) northward into Central New England. Snow amounts here will be on the order of a coating to a couple of inches and most of that occurs during tomorrow morning. The National Weather Service forecast lines up very well with my early call from a few days ago.

There might be enough cold air that drains southward to get some wet snow to mix in down to Northern New Jersey as well as NYC and Long Island but areas south of 84 won’t see much other than perhaps a coating on colder elevated surfaces.

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Watching the regional radar we are happy to say that the rain wound up making it well north into New England which is good news as the heavy rain made it into Southern and Southeastern New England where the severe drought continues. Local radars show the rain from today is beginning to pull out to the east.

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LOCAL RADAR PHILADELPHIA
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The next low begins to develop late tonight along the Delaware coast and rain breaks out again. To the north colder air drains south and we see rain changing to wet snow overnight into Friday afternoon before that system pulls away and all precipitation comes to end. Temperatures in the 40s tonight and then they fall into the 30s during the day on Friday.

Widespread Freeze Saturday Morning Cold Start Next Week

Freeze Watches and Freeze Warnings are up and additional warnings are likley for Friday night into Saturday morning. We are setting up for a cold start to the weekend. It will begin with a widespread freeze Saturday morning as cold air drains southward from the north. Saturday morning lows will be in the 20s in most inland areas and even the warmest urban areas will bottom in the lower 30s Saturday morning.

This is going to mean a widespread freeze so any delicate plants need to come indoors. The daytime Saturday will be cold for this time of year but at least we will have sunshine. That is something that has been sorely lacking over the last 2 weeks. Then we head back down into the 20s and 30s Sunday morning with temperatures closer to 40 in the warmer urban areas as temperatures start to bounce higher. Sunday will be warmer with highs back into the 50s ahead of a cold front. Sunshine Sunday will mix with arriving clouds. The front is weak precipitation wise so other than a scattered shower Sunday evening, the weekend should be a dry one.

The front is being produced by a very strong cold upper trough that will be moving through the east Sunday through Tuesday. Once the front passes get ready for gusty winds developing Sunday night and lasting into Tuesday. Cold air arrives again and the lake effect snow machine will be running for the first time this season in Upstate NY and Western Pennsylvania. Here look for some sun but there will be clouds around due to the cold unstable air. Temperatures Monday will be just in the 40s with gusty northwest winds.

Cold air lasts into Tuesday when winds diminish and we see sunshine with highs again in the 40s. The good news going forward is that once the upper trough pulls out a ridge of high pressure aloft builds into the east. This leaves us warm and dry for the rest of next week. We also need not worry too much about a marine layer so we should some sunshine each day and temperatures will be back in the 50s Wednesday and the 60s Thursday and Friday.

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