Rain, Some Snow Through Tomorrow
We are currently seeing cloudy skies, with areas of light rain approaching. This should develop into a steady, moderate rain overnight, with at least 1/4 to 1/2 inch of rain expected. The steadiest rain should fall late tonight into tomorrow morning.
What appears to be different now is that places inland, away from the coast, may end up with some snow flakes if it is cold enough. It now appears that the cold air mass will cause temperatures to drop throughout the day on Friday, with the precipitation ending in the afternoon. While uncertain, the timing may turn out enough so that places farther away from the coast might see a brief period of light snow. No snow accumulation is expected, however, as temperatures are not expected to be supportive of accumulations, as well as any snow generally being light.
Chilly And Dry Weekend
Any precipitation should end by tomorrow afternoon, with clearing skies and dropping temperatures. By the overnight hours, places well north and west of NYC should have low temperatures below 20 degrees, the immediate suburbs should be in the lower to mid 20s, and New York City should be in the upper 20s. Saturday will be mainly sunny, with high temperatures in the lower to mid 40s.
Sunday will be warmer, with high temperatures generally in the lower 50s, though there will be increasing clouds ahead of the next storm, that should affect the area on Monday.
Heavy Rain And Flooding Potential Returns Monday
The next storm approaches the area on Sunday night, and once again brings heavy rain and flooding possibilities to the area. At this time, the rain is expected to start falling on Sunday night, with periods of heavy rain on Monday. The rain should end by Tuesday morning. The model solutions show at least 1 to 2 inches of rain across the area. There is still some uncertainty with the storm, including the exact track, though there is likely to be heavy rain out of this storm.
Warmer Conditions To Return Next Weekend
After the storm exits the area on Tuesday, temperatures are expected to warm up and return to at least average levels. There should be a developing warm up in the Plains and Midwest, though at first, it would be blocked from reaching the area. As a result, temperatures would only be near average to slightly above average through at least Thursday. Afterwards, the warm up will be able to push further east, and temperatures are expected to warm up even further, with 70+ degrees potentially returning into the area by next weekend.