RADAR QUESTIONABLE NYC RAIN SNOW CHANCE REMAINS
Good morning everyone. If you scroll back to my New York City forecast a couple of days ago, my concern about today’s action is that not only would it be scattered, but folks north and west of the NYC area would see most of the “action”. Unless the radar fills in quickly, this will ring true as the day unfolds.; and thus my friends, are the joys of trying to predict overrunning precip well in advance.
So we watch the radar this morning to see if it fills in. As of this moment, if snow were to fill the radar or that area of precip to our north were to slide south, snow would not stick in NYC proper unless it fell hard. With temps above freezing, only grassy surfaces, trees, and cars would see any white coasting.
Areas away from the City such as the north shore of Long Island and interior parts of Nassau and Suffolk County could see some sticking IF snow were to fall soon, but that window will close fast as the atmosphere warms. As of now, the north shore of Long Island seems to have the “best” shot to see any action if it occurs.
If no snow occurs by mid to late morning, expect any precip that does make it our way to be a wintry mix of rain, sleet, and snow; then a cold rain as the days goes on. Anything that does fall, whether it is wet or white, will be light; highs today in the upper 30’s.
Tomorrow, we clear things out slightly for maybe a few peeks of sun, but then things cloud up fully again as the day goes on. We’ll have the slight chance of rain by afternoon, but again, most of the action looks to be at night; highs in the upper 40’s.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Rain continues into Saturday and we’ll be watching closely where the heaviest precip sets up to see what our final rain totals will be. So far, an inch of rain will be easily attainable, but we’ll have to see if we can get beyond that; highs in the upper 40’s to low 50’s. The bulk of the rain should be out by late morning/early afternoon, but clouds remain, so those warmer temps will be on paper only; it won’t feel very warm.
Clouds and scattered showers/sprinkles remain for Sunday as we begin to cool down with that departing low drawing Canadian air down from the north. Also, the chance of sprinkles/flurries remain for Sunday night as a parting shot for this system. Highs in the low to mid 40’s Sunday and low to mid 30’s with that remaining moisture overnight Sunday.
We remain seasonably cool on Monday, then colder air heads back in for Tuesday onward until the next system arrives. Christmas Day is getting close and we’ll be watching the next system closely to see how things play out timing-wise for the Christmas forecast. As of now, Christmas Day still looks good as a system departs just before.