Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February 14th, 2013 Forecast

As the story this entire winter, we're in line to get another modest snowfall overnight.  Ahead of this the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the metro region and into east-central New Jersey.  Not a big impact is expected and most of the accumulation is expected on grassy surfaces, but never the less, we could add a few inches to the snow bucket, how ever slow filling it up is.

Between now and around 5pm, we will see scattered showers - rain showers - filter into the region and become more widespread.  Rain will persist through a majority of the evening rush hour, making for some slow going.  From 6pm to 8pm, rain will change to snow from north to south and the colder air gets pulled down.  Snow will mix with rain and there could also be a period of sleet before the changeover to all snow.  Snow will taper off in the early morning hours of Thursday.

When it's all said and done, most areas could see 1 to 3", with slightly higher amounts in central New Jersey.  Temperatures drop into the upper 20's to lower 30's and winds will be from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph.  For tomorrow, skies start to clear and temperatures warm into the mid- to upper 40's, which means the snow wont stick around too long.  Winds start to shift tomorrow, mainly westerly, and will remain light.

Friday will feature clouds on the increase with a chance of rain or snow in the overnight.  While at this point, the low we've been watching should remain too far off the coast to be anything but a nuisance  it does bear watching.  The sun will come out of Saturday after the clouds clear, with temperatures in the lower 40's.  Sunday, the bottom falls out on the temperatures and with breezy conditions, it'd be a good idea to bundle up if you're going out.  Sunday's highs will be in the mid-30's.  For Presidents Day, skies will be partly cloudy and fairly average, with highs around 40-degrees.  Showers move in on Tuesday but the temperatures bump up as well, with highs closing in on the 50-degree mark.  Finally on Wednesday, skies look mostly sunny with highs in the lower 40's.