Insane cold this weekend. Then is a slopzird on its way?
The polar vortex combined with a few disturbances will approach tomorrow, bringing a chance of some snow showers tomorrow night into Saturday morning. There could be a dusting to an inch of accumulation in most places, with up to 2 inches possible on Eastern Long Island.
Saturday and Sunday will be extremely cold. Temperatures Saturday will be in the teens and 20s. Highs Sunday will only get between 8 and 15 degrees. Lows Sunday will be extremely cold getting as low as negative ten in Orange and Sussex County. Wind chills will range from 20 to 30 degrees below.
A storm will develop Monday in Oklahoma. As the storm moves east Monday night the storm will pick up moisture and become very powerful. Snow will move in Monday night and it should be snowing Tuesday morning. Around noon Tuesday the precipitation will switch to ice in areas circled in purple, and rain in areas that aren't circled. The worst of the storm will be Wednesday night when the storm crosses right over our coverage area. Precipitation will fall as heavy rain, but impacts will still be significant. Especially on the coast where damage is possible.
When its all said and done, a few inches of snow and ice is possible in northwestern portions of the coverage area. Things can and will change, and this forecast is by no means set in stone.
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