Tonight: Mostly cloudy and cold with a bit of snow arriving late; (some snow accumulation possible by dawn). Low: 27
Tuesday: Brisk and chilly with intermittent snow and flurries. High: 36 Low: 24
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Mostly cloudy through the day with high temperatures in the lower 30s. A coastal low is moving up the coast and brushing the New Jersey coast with some snow. That western edge of the precipitation shield is something we'll continue to monitor closely through the day, especially for western Jersey. That storm will curl up and affect New England later tonight and the first part of Tuesday.,
A huge upper level trough of low pressure (cold air aloft) will pin-wheel through our area late tonight into early Wed. morning. As a result, there will be "spokes" of moisture rotating through our area resulting in intermittent snow and flurries overnight tonight, Tuesday, Tuesday night and ending very early Wednesday morning. A secondary coastal storm looks to develop off the coast of the Carolinas and head out to sea. A big questions is...will this new coastal low enhance our snow bands or steal energy (limiting accumulations). Models on the location and track of this coastal low do reflect high confidence. Either way (with the upper level energy moving through by itself), this setup has the potential to bring accumulating snow to the region starting late tonight. With this storm setup, we also have to monitor the potential for heavier snow bands setting up. With all these moving parts of these two systems, we are analyzing the specifics through the day, and will bring you more details as they become fine tuned.
Late tonight, Tuesday and Tuesday night we expect intermittent snow and flurries (over an extended period of time) that will generally be light to moderate. We do NOT expect a major storm with this. Flurries or snow showers could linger into Wednesday and Thursday.
A general 2-4" is expected for most parts of our area with locally higher amounts (in some spots (where the heavier bands set up).
After these systems move through, the temperatures for the second half of the week and the weekend will be very cold. In fact, Valentine's weekend looks to be VERY cold indeed!