Saturday, February 04, 2012

Forecast for Sunday, February 5, 2012

Overcast skies can be anticipated this evening across most of the area. A wave of low pressure passing to our south will lead to a period of rain, mostly along and south of a line of Lancaster, Philadelphia, and Lakehurst. Temperatures will slowly drop with the clouds in place, but eventually some cooler air puncturing in from the northwest will do the trick. Some wet snow or sleet may mix with the rain at times along the northern fringes of the precipitation shield. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.

A weak system will approach on Monday Evening. This will likely bring an increase in clouds. Another system will pass through on Tuesday Night. The model guidance is basically showing a wind shift with little or no precipitation. The chance for showers is about 10-15% at this point.

A slightly more vigorous system may pass through our region on Wednesday Night into Thursday. Precipitation may be a mix of rain, sleet, and snow. It appears as though it will be light precipitation amounts and that it will be scattered in nature. The same may be repeated by Saturday.

Overall, we show no signs of being impacted by a significant winter storm or any storm for that matter in the next seven days with temperatures slightly above the average. Happy Weatherpersons Day tomorrow!