Friday, February 15, 2013

February 16th, 2013 Forecast

A strong trough aloft will push a cold front through the region this evening, with a couple of disturbances pushing northeast along the frontal zone over the next 36 hours.  These disturbances will help organize a storm system just off the East Coast that likely glances us with snow but gives New England a bigger snowfall than what we'll get.  That said, we'll get some snow showers and flurries around the region from these smaller disturbances.

The first passes through tonight, perhaps starting as rain before transitioning over to snow. Snowfall amounts will range from a coating to perhaps two inches, with the best chances of accumulation along and northwest of I-95 overnight.  Lows tonight will drop to between 28 northwest and 34 at the Shore with winds nudging around to the north.

Saturday features a lull in the morning, with perhaps more snow showers developing in the afternoon as the main storm system organizes and perhaps throws additional moisture back into the region. We'll continue to keep an eye on the second wave, particularly for you guys at the Shore, as you might pick up an additional inch or two of steadier snow later Saturday.  It will be a good bit colder than today, with highs in the upper half of the 30's for most locations.