Winter Storm Watches Across Interior Northeast & Lower New England
02/11/24 11:15am ET
Good morning everyone. We continue to watch the latest weather models and everything continues to hold rather steady when comparing the previous forecasts in terms of severe weather and snow. Winter Storm Watches have been posted from Pennsylvania on up through New England, while Tornado watches AND Tornado warnings have been issued in parts of Texas; eventually moving into Louisiana.
Our first concern remains Texas and across the Gulf States, then stretching into the Southeast as severe weather and heavy rain trudge from west to east. The majority of the region will see heavy rain with localized flooding, with embedded areas of severe weather capable of large hail, frequent lightning, torrential downpours, damaging winds, and tornadoes. This threat remains from now, until some time late Monday evening as everything will finally push off of the Carolinas.
That is when we begin to watch the energy transfer to the coast as the original low fizzles out near the Ohio River Valley/West Virginia. Heavy snow will spread across central Pennsylvania, then into interior parts of the Northeast and eventually into New England. While NYC may be spared the brunt of this coastal storm, another big city will get slammed with plowable snow. The wide swath of 6-12″+ of snow we’ve talked about the past few days, will include the Boston Metro area.
As for NYC, they’ll most likely have rain changing to snow on the backend, but warm and wet grounds won’t provide any help for snow wanting to accumulate. As of now, we’re expecting a trace to 3″ of slush in the NYC Metro area, if anything at all. This will require watching the cold air and the radar to see if there’s any heavy precip left to make a dent. Snow will have to fall hard and fast in order to accumulate on anything aside from colder surfaces (grass, trees, cars).
Stay tuned and we will take one more look at it tomorrow before we roll the ball down the alley and walk away. Here is your latest NYC Metro forecast –
Look for more clouds than sun today with mild conditions. Highs in the near 50/low 50 range. Clouds begin to increase tonight and tomorrow, but I think we remain dry for the day tomorrow. Highs in the upper 40’s.
Rain moves in Monday night as temps dip into the upper 30’s. Expect rain to eventually mix with wet flakes, then turn to all snow some time on Tuesday. Highs steady from overnight, then dropping into the low 30’s. As stated before, we’ll have to watch the radar and see what’s left when the changeover occurs. That’ll determine how much slush NYC sees.
We clear out on Wednesday, but it’ll be windy and cold. Highs in the mid 30’s. Wind settles down Thursday with more sunshine, and it’ll be chilly with highs in the upper 30’s to near 40.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS & F5 WEATHER FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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