Monday, February 04, 2013

February 5th, 2013 Forecast

Yet another clipper will cross the region later tonight, spreading snow showers and flurries across the region after 9 or 10 PM from west to east.  Another nickel and dime snowfall is in the cards for many of us, with coating to inch type accumulations in the offing for most locations.  Some spots could pick up as much two inches of snow but this will be an exception and not the rule around the region.  Snow showers and flurries will depart by 4 AM, in time for the morning rush.  Lows overnight will be in the 20's, coldest north and northwest of the city.

Tuesday features variably cloudy skies, with some sun possible in a few spots later in the midday and afternoon hours.  Another weak disturbance will march towards the region to bring another chance of snow showers and flurries at night, perhaps with more dustings and coatings for locations north of the city.  Highs tomorrow will be in the 34-39 range across the region, warmest in Delaware.

Winds both tonight and tomorrow will generally be light, west-southwest tonight, north and northwest tomorrow.

The next storm system moves in on Friday but the likely outcome remains up in the air.  One camp of modeling has suggested that flurries and snow showers are possible as northern energy dominates, leading to a weaker storm system passing through.  The Euro had been relatively consistent in suggesting that southern energy will develop fast enough and strong enough to bring rain to most of the region.  For now, we're leaving the chance of both in the forecast although the stronger Euro outcome of the past couple of days may not ultimately be as strong as model hype.  Stay tuned on that!