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Back to Blustery With Snow On Sunday!

Cold!

 

Good Morning.

The "return of Winter" in the Eastern Region will continue to bring some much colder air during the next few days... And, as we begin the month of February, we still have a rather brisk wind occurring early this morning... Temperatures are, for the most part, in the mid and upper 20s, but the west winds that are averaging 10-20 mph with some gusts of up to 30 mph are making it "feel more like" its in the teens...

As we had mentioned yesterday, we're monitoring the progress of a vigorous upper air disturbance this morning... This feature, which is going to reinforce the cold air in the eastern third of the nation during the next 36 hours, will also bring a swath of light snow to a big portion of the mid-Atlantic states...

More specifically: much of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and extreme South Jersey this morning... These places can pick up a fresh coating to an inch of snow, and its occurring mostly during the height of this morning's commute time may cause some travel headaches... However, across most of New Jersey (generally north of Atlantic City), as well as in eastern Pennsylvania and throughout southeastern New York and southern New England, there shouldn't be anything more than a few flurries early today... Temperatures will be mostly in the 30s this afternoon, but the wind should still make it feel colder (just like it will early this morning)..

After winds slacken off tonight, the weekend should get off to a very chilly start tomorrow...

Typical daytime highs this time of year are generally in the mid or upper 30s, but it will probably be no higher than the lower 30s tomorrow, even though there will be a few hours of sunshine... That sun can begin to fade behind increasing clouds tomorrow afternoon, and then we'll be watching another "Clipper" type disturbance late tomorrow night and on Sunday...

Ahead of these weak waves of low pressure, there can be a tendency for southwesterly winds to bring somewhat of a 'bump' in temperatures... In other words, while some location may struggle to get to 32 or 33 tomorrow afternoon, it could very easily be in the upper 30s to around 40 Sunday, even despite the extensive cloud cover and a threat for some precipitation...

For now, we're inclined to think that any precipitation will be in the form of snow showers, without rain mixing in—temperatures just above the boundary layer will be well below freezing, so whatever falls should be in the form of snow...

This "Clipper" is expected to intensify late on Sunday and Sunday night as it heads out into the Atlantic... By then, even though there can be a small, potentially slushy accumulation of snow, especially near the coast, all of the snow will come to a quick end by early Sunday evening (or, in time for the start of the Super Bowl)...

Some chilly air early next week will prevail, with temperatures mostly in the lower and middle 30s on Monday, then the upper 30s on Tuesday...

Although the Northeast and mid Atlantic states will be located in the median of an upper-level trough axis, and another weak disturbance may bring a period of snow, or snow mixed with rain late on Tuesday or Tuesday night, there are no apparent "big storms looming" here over the next several days...

Have a good weekend!!!!

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