Friday, December 28, 2012

December 29th, 2012 Forecast

We are still on track to receive some snow from the storm as it moves up the east coast.  As Tom mentioned earlier in his post, most of the area will see about two to four inches of snow, with a small band of mixing in southern New Jersey and central Delaware.  For coastal areas, the precipitation may start out as snow but change to rain by mid-morning Saturday and may also change back to snow by the evening, with minimal accumulations there.  For a majority of the Delaware and Lehigh Valley, the precipitation will start out as snow showers but pick up in intensity but late-morning.  The snow will start to taper off late Saturday.

For tonight, however, we are looking for increasing clouds as the system moves closer to us.  Lows tonight are in the upper 20's here in the city and to the south and east.  To the north and west, temperatures will bottom out in the mid-20's.  Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph, moving towards calm in the early morning hours.  For snow day Saturday, highs will top out in the mid to upper 30's across the region with winds coming from the north at 5 to 10 mph.  

Sunday, skies will start to clear and will be breezy behind the low as it moves off to the north.  Highs will still hover in the mid-30's.  For New Years Eve and Day, both feature similar-type weather. Monday and Tuesday will both be partly sunny during the day but turning mostly cloudy in the evening and overnight.  High's will be close to the 40-degree mark, so be sure to dress warm if you headed out to see fireworks or if your headed to the Mummers Parade.  Wednesday, temperatures will drop into the mid-30's under partly sunny skies.  Thursday features a chance of some light snow showers, but otherwise partly to mostly cloudy. The bottom drops out of the thermometer Thursday night into Friday as we venture into frigid conditions with lows in the lower 20's and highs in the lower 30's, all under mostly sunny skies.