Clouds will increase through the day as an area of low pressure over the Gulf Coast and Tennessee River Valley lifts towards the Delaware coastal waters by early tomorrow morning. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph with temperatures rising into the upper 30′s to lower 40′s over the northern interior and lower to mid 40′s along the coast this afternoon.
The precipitation will enter from the southwest by this evening between 5 PM and 7 PM with a mix of rain and snow throughout the region. As temperatures fall into the upper 20′s to lower 30′s, the rain/snow mix will change over to a heavy wet snow. The snow will become heavy at times for a short period of time between 11 PM tonight and 4 AM tomorrow. Most locations can expected 2 to 3 inches of snow, however there is a threat for a heavy burst of snow enhancing snowfall totals by 1 to 3 inches. The best potential for accumulating snowfall will be over the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas, especially over central New Jersey. Further to the north, only snow showers are expected while further to the south a mix of rain and snow will limit snowfall accumulations.
High pressure will take hold tomorrow afternoon through Saturday morning with scattered cloud cover and tranquil weather conditions. Temperatures will range from the upper 30′s to mid 40′s for highs and upper 20′s to lower 30′s for lows.
A cold front will move through the region on Saturday afternoon with scattered snow showers and winds shifting to the northwest at 10 to 15 mph. Temperatures will rise into the upper 30′s to lower 40′s for early afternoon highs before falling through the 30′s in the afternoon.
An area of low pressure off the Mid Atlantic coast will produce the threat for scattered snow showers Saturday night on through Sunday. Windy conditions can be expected with wind chills falling into the 10′s and 20′s. Temperatures will range from the mid 10′s to lower 20′s for lows and mid 20′s to lower 30′s for highs.
High pressure will produce tranquil weather conditions on Monday followed by a strong cold front on Tuesday with periods of rain and snow expected. Temperatures will range from the upper 10′s to lower 20′s for lows and mid to upper 30′s for highs on Monday. Temperatures on Tuesday will range from the mid to upper 20′s for lows and lower to mid 40′s for highs.