Feb 28, 2012 Brief Update

Tonight – Tomorrow: Rain Near Coast, Mix To Rain Inland

There have been some changes with the outlook for tomorrow, as the storm continued to trend north on the models today, with some not showing much, if any accumulations for the entire area. Although some frozen precipitation is expected from NYC and further north/west for a brief time in the late morning, perhaps as brief as only a couple of minutes or lasting up to an hour or two, but the only places in the area to see snow last longer with more accumulations will be in interior southern CT away from the coast and interior SE NY, where 1 to 2, locally 3 inches of snow are expected, with snow/sleet changing over to rain by the afternoon in SE NY and the evening in CT. In the immediate NYC area, mostly rain is expected other than a brief period of non-accumulating light snow in the late morning, especially north/west of the city. Long Island will mostly see rain, but it is not out of the question that northeastern parts of Long Island see a little snow at first. Light rain will continue to fall through Wednesday night and Thursday at times, with highs reaching the lower to mid 40s for most places on Thursday. Stay tuned for storm updates tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Taking a quick look at the longer range, the next storm will move through on Saturday. Temperatures returning into the 50s along with rain are expected, with colder and drier conditions returning for the weekend and late week. There appears to be a potential for a more significant warm surge going into next week, which will be discussed in more details with tomorrow’s update.

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