The storm that just missed the northern Mid Atlantic on Sunday doesn’t seem to want to leave New England this week, or at least through the first half of this week.
The powerful storm over the New England coastal waters continues to sit and spin moisture back into New England, which is now slowly drifting southwest through Connecticut, Long Island, and eventually into New York City and northeastern New Jersey. These snow showers will be widely scattered and light with only minor accumulations expected if any.
The rest of the northern Mid Atlantic can expect a continuation of dry yet windy conditions as the coastal storm over New England slowly exits into the Atlantic. Winds will remain from the northwest around 10 to 20 mph, but decline to 5 to 15 mph by this afternoon and evening. Temperatures throughout the region will range from the mid 30’s over the interior to the mid to upper 30’s along the coast and in urban locations. The snow showers may hold high temperatures in the lower to mid 30’s were impacted.
Tonight, winter arrives at 6:38 PM this evening with a threat of snow showers still in the air. Otherwise, tranquil conditions can be expected with temperatures falling into the upper 10’s to lower 20’s over the interior and mid 20’s along the coast and in urban locations.
Generally quiet conditions can be expected through Friday night with high pressure in control. A few scattered snow showers will be possible via weak disturbances, but should only amount to some scattered snow flurries at most. Then the weather gets very interesting for Christmas night into Monday morning.
While Santa will be home resting from another successful Christmas, a major storm will be brewing over the Gulf coast on Saturday afternoon. This low pressure system is expected to drive up along the coast on Saturday night through Sunday and into Monday morning with the potential for a significant snowfall for the northern Mid Atlantic. Now, I stress that there is a lot of moving parts with this storm, and as such a lot of the details seen on the models can change significantly between now and Saturday night. However, as it stands now there is very strong agreement with the idea of a major winter storm to impact the region for the second half of the Christmas weekend. At the very least, the Eagles game on Sunday night may be a very snowy game at that.
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