GOOD MONDAY MORNING!
After a veryyyyy nice weekend, we have more seasonable weather on the way for the start of the work week. Today and tomorrow will be benign with some sun. Highs today not far from 40. Tomorrow will be a little warmer. Not the 60s like we had Saturday but not bad for February!
Over the weekend, the details on the midweek storm came into focus. Instead of a storm track through western and central PA like last week, this storm will take a much more westerly course. This will result in mild air coming north into the Valley late Tuesday night and Wednesday. We will just see periods of rain and a gusty wind on Wednesday.
By Thursday morning the storm will be heading east of our region and the counterclockwise flow around low pressure will drag colder air down from the north. This will change rain over to snow showers.
This will not be a snow “storm”; the snow showers will be scattered in nature Thursday into Thursday night. Still, some of them can be of decent intensity and result in accumulations.
I suspect that parts of the viewing area will pick up something like 1-3″ worth of snow by Friday morning. We’ll hone in on the numbers as we get closer. Current models:
Flurries will linger into Friday and it will be a blustery and cold day.
As I have been mentioning for a while, February will end and March will start on a colder-than-average note. Averages are rising fairly quickly at this time of the year, so 10 degrees below average at the start of March means highs near freezing….not exactly brutal arctic air.
WEATHER FOR WEATHER GEEKS:
The Valley’s most detailed weather forecast is “Weather For Weather Geeks”! This evening’s video will focus on the details of the midweek system and we’ll look at the latest modeling. Also a deeper dive into the long range…what’s beyond that chilly period to start March? Weather For Weather Geeks will be on ericwfmj.com and wfmj.com/weather as well as the WFMJ app by 8:00pm.
21 STORMTRACKER WEATHER APP
Head to your favorite app store and get the Valley’s most accurate forecast in your pocket!