Another minor snow event last night with a general fresh coating to an inch. This morning is not as cold and we will actually enjoy temperatures above freezing for this afternoon. The arctic air has been flushed from the Lower 48 for the time being. Don’t worry, it will be back soon.
After an uneventful Thursday and Thursday night, mild air will continue to stream into the region as we end the work week. Highs will get into the mid 40s on Friday.
The next cold front will approach late in the day and some rain showers are likely for the evening and part of the overnight hours.
The first shot of colder air will arrive early Saturday, changing any rain showers over to scattered flurries and snow showers. Temperatures will hold steady and then slowly fall Saturday. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.
The true arctic cold front will arrive on Sunday. This will be accompanied by a period of snow showers and gusty winds. There might be a fresh coating to an inch or so of snow on Sunday.
EARLY NEXT WEEK:
Brrrrr! An air mass the will be comparable to the one we had Tuesday night into Wednesday will settle over the region for a few days. Highs no warmer than the teens Monday and perhaps Tuesday. A biting wind will make for some harsh wind chills. The GFS model wind chills Monday and Tuesday mornings may not be cold enough. I think there can be some -10 to -15 wind chills.
The cold will ease later next week and we will get into a pattern that does not feature much arctic air. That said, the last 10 days of the month could be unsettled with a few opportunities for wintry or mixed precipitation.
WEATHER FOR WEATHER GEEKS:
The Valley’s most detailed weather forecast will take a deeper dive into the weekend weather, including Sunday’s snow showers. Plus: the long range won’t be as cold but why does that NOT mean “quiet”? We’ll have a look at the stormy possibilities for later this month. Weather For Weather Geeks will be on ericwfmj.com and wfmj.com/weather as well as the WFMJ app by 8:00pm.
2 DEGREE GUARANTEE:
A late-day high of 16 means another zero error day. We’ve had a good month so far.