EXTREME cold this weekend. Then a big storm threat next week...
The snow really busted yesterday. At the last minute the storm just decided to weaken. Mother Nature truly has a mind of her own! I apologize for the bad forecast and will treat the mistake as a learning experience.
Expect overcast and snow showers tomorrow and Friday with a dusting, to a half an inch possible.
An arctic front will pass through Saturday, setting the stage for a brutally cold weekend. Temperatures will start out in the teens and low 20s Saturday morning. By nightfall temperatures will range from 5-15 degrees. Below I have made a map of the low temperatures Sunday.
Wind chills will be 15-25 degrees colder. This will guarantee wind chill advisories. There could maybe even be a warning in northwestern sections of the coverage area.
Highs Sunday will reach a balmy 10-15 degrees.
The cold will relax Monday as a storm starts to develop in the south. The storm will move north Tuesday and could impact us Tuesday night all through Wednesday, with moderate to heavy precipitation and maybe some coastal impacts if a strong on shore flow sets up. As for precipitation type, I think that this will be a mostly rain event with the exception for an icy mix in our northwestern counties.
Right now I think that the big snow amounts will be held back into the interior Northeast.
Obviously things will change with this storm. Two possible scenarios would be the storm heading east and bringing us a snowstorm, or the storm heading further west keeping any wintry precipitation well out of the coverage area.
I'll be updating maps on this storm every day. Certainly is an interesting one.
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