Wednesday, February 08, 2012

February 9th, 2012 Forecast

Today's modest light snow (and rain) event will work through over the next few hours, ending by 9 PM or so across the region after spreading a modest coating in a number of locations, an inch in some, perhaps two in the luckiest of locations.  Clouds will rule the roost through the evening and overnight hours and with temperatures likely nudging below freezing overnight we could see some untreated surfaces slicken up despite not much (if any) slush accumulating...but the roads will be wet.

Lows by morning will be in the upper 20's to around 30 in the immediate city/suburbs, with mid 20's in the Lehigh Valley.  Temperatures tomorrow will bounce into the mid and upper 40's through the region, with today's coatings of snow melting away pretty quickly under a mostly sunny sky.  Warmest temperatures will be south and east of town.

We are keeping our eyes on a developing coastal storm that's projected to form off of the Carolinas on Saturday.  Computer guidance is suggesting the storm does not impact us directly but some energy in association with the developing low may trigger snow showers through the region on Saturday in tandem with a frontal boundary pushing through early in the day Saturday.   This front will send temperatures down for Saturday night, with teens in the burbs, and result in a chilled Sunday where we struggle to reach the freezing mark in the city.   This cold shot is fleeting, however, and temperatures begin to moderate as soon as Monday.