Sunday, February 19, 2012

Forecast for Monday, February 20, 2012

If you live south of the Atlantic City Expressway or southern New Castle County line, it will be mostly cloudy to cloudy tonight. In Kent and Sussex Counties, a few rain mixed with sleet showers and snow showers are possible, transitioning to all snow showers by evening. It is still possible that Sussex County in Delaware could receive a more sustained period of snow this evening as the northern edge of the precipitation shield could graze this area before stopping the northward progression completely. Again, any snow accumulations should be minor due the warm surface temperatures, light liquid amounts to work with, and the wet nature of the dendrites. North of this area, skies will be partly cloudy with even near clear conditions by Mount Pocono.

Monday will be the clearest and driest day of the upcoming week. Tuesday through Friday will be variably cloudy with intervals of sunshine in between periods of cloudiness. There is also a chance of showers. The model guidance isn’t exactly in agreement about specific timing or intensity, but what else is new for this winter. It is possible these features could become stronger or slow down…and thus the long term forecast is a bit up in the air at this hour. Tuesday through Thursday look mild for February standards.