Morning Issues Remain Tomorrow N&W Of NYC


Morning Issues Remain Tomorrow N&W Of NYC

Good morning everyone. After a mostly cloudy and raw day today, rain is on its way for a 2 day block and we could put up some decent rain total amounts. Meanwhile, there are still cold air issues N&W of the NYC metro area, and overnight tonight through tomorrow mid morning could be tricky with freezing rain.


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Clouds will be with us all day today, although we could see a few blue patches. Expect highs where they are near 40, or maybe a few ticks above.

Overnight tonight, rain moves back in, and this time it’ll be with us through Friday afternoon. With some cold air aloft, we could see some sleet mix in at times, but it won’t amount to anything or have any impact. N&W of NYC is where the real problems are at, and sleet & freezing rain will cause issues if you’re on the roads overnight or commuting early tomorrow AM.

Things will change to all rain by mid morning N&W, but freezing rain, sleet, and snow (higher elevations), will hold on well upstate and into New England.


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For us down here in the City and Long Island, look for plain cold rain, heavy at times, and highs in the low to mid 40’s. Rain, heavy at times, will continue overnight and into Friday.

We could have a few rumbles of thunder Friday with gusty winds, then we should clear things out just before sunset. Highs again in the low to mid 40’s. Total rainfall for this entire even could be in the 2-4″+ range throughout the area.


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On Saturday, we go sunny and seasonably cold with highs in the mid to upper 30’s, then we’ll be watching a weak disturbance pass through Sunday. Highs will be in the upper 30’s to low 40’s, but any early and scattered moisture may fall as some light snow.

Don’t expect much, if anything at all.

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For those interested, our long range continues to look snow hostile through mid-month. Our best chance to see something, will be the last 1/3 of February with cold air trying to dig deeper south again. However, the system path is the problem, and if it doesn’t work out, we are in big trouble for seasonal snow totals.

Can we see snow in March? Sure, but the lack of cold air all winter complicates things overall. The ocean is warmer, the ground is warmer, and where there is usually a margin of error this time of year when it comes to getting snow, there is none. Any hypothetical system would have to take a “perfect” path to negate the (warmer than average) ocean influence and put accumulating snow down on the ground.


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