Very cold air incoming, but the big story is the possible snowstorm Friday into Saturday...
It'll be very cold tomorrow with temperatures steady in the 20s, dipping into the teens at times.
A chunk of the polar vortex will come right over us Tuesday, with lows in the teens and single digits. Highs will get into the 20s.
Wednesday will be a little warmer with highs in the upper 20s and low 30s. Expect similar conditions Thursday.
Overnight Thursday, a low pressure system will organize itself in Mississippi. Friday it'll track east north east, dropping snow and strengthening as it does so.
Snow should move into our area Friday night. By morning Saturday, the low pressure should be centered somewhere off the coast of New Jersey or Delmarva dropping heavy snow for much of the coverage area. It won't be until Saturday night that the storm will start to pull away.
When its all said and done, we could be left with significant snow accumulations. Significant accumulations are most likely in the red outlined area below. The coast will still get impacted by the storm with strong, potentially damaging winds, some beach erosion and snow.
Obviously, since this storm is still 4-5 days out, things can go wrong. There is a chance that the storm could track more inland leaving us with mostly rain. There is also a chance that the storm is suppressed south leaving the area with just a few flurries.
What I think we really need to watch for is the chance for the storm to get suppressed. I haven't seen enough snowy model runs to be convinced suppression isn't on the table.
Well it looks like this great (or awful) winter is finally turning around!
Be sure to follow my twitter for more updates. I will post an update in the morning if anything interesting happens during the 00z run for the models.