PM Update: Light snow a possibility through the night

NAM model forecasting very light snowfall accumulations through Wednesday morning. Grey shaded areas are less than 1" of snow, while the light blue areas indicate 1" or more.

NAM model forecasting very light snowfall accumulations through Wednesday morning. Grey shaded areas are less than 1″ of snow, while the light blue areas indicate 1″ or more.

A cooler, wintry pattern which has settled into the area will continue through this evening. Despite a general lack of heavier precipitation events (other than the rain which broke the brief warmer pattern last week), various “clippers” have brought light snow to the area on more than one occasion. Totals have been low, generally below an inch aside from isolated locales. Much of the same is expected this evening as a very weak system passes near the area. Light snow will be a possibility, on and off, through the evening and overnight hours. Cold ground and surface temperatures will allow for the snow to accumulate on all surfaces, so keep an eye out for slick and slippery roads if you’re traveling at all overnight.

In addition, patches of ice have become common on many area roads, especially near corners. The snow accumulations are expected to be very minor through the overnight, so no travel delays are expected in the early morning rush hour. The snow will likely have tapered off by that time as well. Attention will then turn to the potential for a late week Noreaster, which we will detail in a technical post forthcoming this evening. Stay tuned for more information, but for now check out the short term forecast below!

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with periods of light snow. Low temperatures falling into the 20’s. Northeast winds between 5 and 10 miles per hour. Light snowfall accumulations of less than an inch are possible.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with high temperatures reaching into the upper 30’s to low 40’s. West winds around 10 miles per hour throughout the day.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear and cold, with low temperatures falling into the teens and 20’s (warmer near the coast). West-northwest winds between 10 and 15 miles per hour.

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