Winter Weather Advisory Overnight into Thursday Heavy Rain Thursday Night Into Friday
We have a cold front that has worked its way through this morning with some showers that are offshore. Now we sit back and wait as colder air settles in today. There is just enough cold air to take temperatures down below freezing inland (though barely) and therefore Winter Weather Advisories are posted for overnight into Thursday morning for Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England.
The main issue here is ice accumulation that will occur overnight into Thursday morning. Minor ice accumulation of a tenth of an inch or less is forecast. There will be a few pockets where the ice accumulation reaches up to two tenths of an inch.
For the rest of today we will be sitting in lots of clouds with temperatures settling in the 30s and lower 40s. The rain develops overnight with sleet and freezing rain in the inland areas north and west I-95 and I-287 in New Jersey, north of 287 in the Hudson Valley, and north of I-95 in Connecticut. In Pennsylvania it is mainly north of Route 78.
Regional radar shows showery rains to the south and west. Look for the first round of precipitation to come in around or after midnight. Much of the freezing precipitation will change over to rain around or just after daybreak Thursday.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Next comes heavy rain and the chance for thunderstorms Thursday night into Friday morning. Rainfall amounts of 2 or more inches are possible before this all ends Friday morning.
Once this is all done Friday morning it becomes windy and colder with temperatures settling into the 30s. The weekend looks good for the most part. The risk for any snow Saturday night into Sunday morning looks to have diminished to almost zero as the weak weather system now appears to be even weaker and completely falls apart. The longer range pattern remains unchanged and unfavorable for any major or even minor snowstorms for the I-95 Urban Corridor. It is conceivable that we may go the entire month of February without any accumulating snows of consequence!
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