Temperatures this morning are at or just below freezing across the area and freezing light rain and drizzle is occurring causing slippery conditions on untreated roads and sidewalks so be careful traveling this morning. Temperatures will gradually rise above freezing this morning so precipitation will change to all rain before ending this afternoon as readings rise into the 40s.
Another wave of low pressure will cause more precipitation on Tuesday this time in the form of snow. Snow should start before daybreak and end in the afternoon, right now an average of 1-3 inches can be expected by higher amounts are possible in heavier snow bands. Very difficult to predict where these snow bands will occur, just like yesterday when parts of Southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia area received an unpredicted 9 inches of snow.
Cold arctic air will be over us from Wednesday through Friday with Thursday being the coldest day.
Temperatures moderate a little on Saturday but another storm system may give the area another round of winter type precipitation Saturday night into Sunday..
The forecast: Today – Freezing rain and drizzle changing to all rain this morning and then ending this afternoon, high near 40.
Tonight – Mostly cloudy with chance of light snow developing before daybreak, low around 30.
Tuesday – Snow ending around 4pm Accumulation 1-3 inches..
Wednesday – Mostly sunny, high in the low 30s.
Thursday – Mostly sunny, chance of a passing snow flurry, high around 30.
Friday – Mostly sunny, high in the low 30s.
Saturday – Cloudy with a chance of rain or snow, high near 40.
Sunday – Chance of morning rain or snow then partly sunny, high in the mid-upper 30s.
Marine Forecast: Small craft advisory issued through this afternoon for east winds becoming west to 20 knots, seas 4-6 feet.
Outlook – Advisories likely Tuesday and Wednesday dropping below advisory levels on Thursday and Friday.
Have a safe day!