Sunday, February 24, 2013

Forecast for Monday, February 25, 2013

Tonight should be blustery as clouds decrease across the region. Wind gusts to 35 MPH are possible. Monday is the pick of the week with plenty of sunshine.

As an area of low pressure moves into the Ohio Valley, a secondary coastal low will form and move up the coast on Tuesday. This should bring rain and breezy conditions to the region on Tuesday into very early on Wednesday. One half to two inches of rain looks like a pretty good bet at this point. Some poor drainage flooding and small stream flooding is possible. Winds could gust to between 30 and 45 MPH with higher gusts at the coast Tuesday Evening into Wednesday Morning.

It continues to look as though the wintry precipitation will be confined to areas north of the city where precipitation may begin as a period of sleet before transitioning over to rain and this period of sleet looks to be brief. The Poconos may see sleet transition to freezing rain before an eventual changeover to rain. There is a slight risk of an icier situation in the Poconos and we will have to watch this closely.

Some lingering energy will bring scattered rain showers Wednesday through Friday to the region with the most unsettled day expected to be on Thursday. It may be cold enough aloft on Thursday for some areas to see wet snowflakes mix in with any shower. While it may be unsettled, some peaks of sunshine are possible during this period of time.