(Super Bowl Sunday) Today: Sunshine mixing with clouds; nice and mild. High: 47
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 27
Monday: Mostly cloudy with snow possible, especially late (coastal low brushes NJ with snow). High: 42 Low: 27
A SUPER afternoon with temperatures in the upper 40s and sunshine with some clouds. Tonight, that cloud cover will increase and temperatures drop to the 20s…so watch for black ice late tonight into tomorrow morning. Also watching a coastal low to the south ride up along the Jersey Shore that could give us snow, especially for Monday and Tuesday.
This storm, as most models are showing, should stay far enough to the south and east so we don't see much of an impact yet. However, it could brush the coast with snow late tonight into tomorrow morning and that western edge of the precipitation shield is something we'll continue to monitor closely early tomorrow morning. At this point it looks like most locations in our viewing area, especially western counties, won't see anything until tomorrow night. Of course there is still the possibility that this system tracks further west and impacts our area with accumulating snow possible, so please stay tuned for any changes.
Also tomorrow, a powerful trough around the Great Lakes will dig down and interact with some moisture and energy from that coastal storm. This interaction could transfer energy to a second developing coastal low. This setup has the potential to bring possible accumulating snow to the region on Tuesday. With this storm on Tuesday, we have to monitor the pintail for heavier snow bands setting up. With all these moving parts and system, we are analyzing the specifics through the rest of the weekend and into tomorrow, so we will bring you more details as they become fine tuned.
For now, here is the timing and thinking. Monday watch for possible snow, especially areas south and east including New Jersey, SE Pennsylvania and eastern Pennsylvania counties. This chance can be at any point in the day, but the better chance for the entire area will be at night. Also for everyone, Tuesday will mostly likely have snow and then a flurry or snow shower on Wednesday and Thursday.
After these systems move through, the temperatures for the second half of next week and next weekend will actually be below normal, with highs struggling to get out of the upper 20s.