Winter Weather Advisory NYC Long Island Connecticut
Northeast Counties of New Jersey Westchester County
We have the first winter weather advisories up for Wednesday morning and they cover areas from the Northeastern Counties of New Jersey, New York City, Westchester County in the Lower Hudson Valley, Long Island, All of Connecticut and Southeastern Massachusetts. We may see additional counties to the west and south be added to the list later today or tonight.
This is going to be a minor event and there isn’t a whole lot of room for upside here. Snow forecasts from the weather service remain pretty much the same as yesterday with northern areas being lowered considerably. This is going to be a rather narrow band of 1 to 3 inches of snow that will fall.
All of this comes during Wednesday beginning sometime during the early morning hours around 3 to 5am or so and it will be all done by noontime tomorrow. Before we get that we have today to get through which is going to be a warm day with highs reaching into the 60s. Rains from last night have moved out but there will be another round of showers to deal with this afternoon into this evening.
After the heavy rains of yesterday we start the day quiet but the radars are already loading up across Southwest Pennsylvania and into Western Virginia. Initially the rain will develop north and west of the coast but by noontime or shortly afterwards it will be covering just about everyone again. This is the cold front moving through for this afternoon.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Once the front goes by then the rains should end in most areas. Colder air starts to come in and by around 4 am or snow some snow should develop and expand somewhat. This is not looking all that impressive to me from what the overnight models have been doing. This is a flat wave on a frontal boundary and we will squeeze out whatever we can snow wise. It is basically about 4 to 6 hours worth of snow and that’s it; roughly from about 4 to 5 am and done by 11am to noon in most places.
We mentioned early this will be a 1 to at most 3 inch snow event and for most of the area we are talking 2 inches or less. The lack of intensity would suggest accumulations on less traveled roads perhaps and on grassy surfaces. I don’t think it will snow hard enough to impact major roadways. Skies should clear out during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will hold in the 30s and then drop into the 20s Thursday morning. We should see sunshine for most of Thursday with highs back into the 30s.
Our rather busy weather pattern continues with another storm system coming out of the Gulf States and heading up the East Coast. Clouds will increase Friday with highs into the 40s. Then look for a windswept soaking heavy rain here developing Friday night and lasting into Saturday morning before the storm moves up into the New England. Strong easterly winds and heavy rains of a couple of inches are likely. There won’t be any cold air around when the storm arrives as our shot of cold air on Thursday comes in and goes out quick. Our storm pattern continues with another shot of cold air behind this and perhaps a chance of rain or snow next Tuesday.
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