Good snowy morning! Light snow is falling across the area and temperatures range from the low 30s here in Clifton to the upper 20s further inland, winds are light. At 5:30 a.m. about an inch of snow has accumulated mostly on colder surfaces.
The coastal storm is expected to move from the Delmarva coast to just south of Long Island by this evening, snow from this system will become heavy by mid morning and continue through the afternoon before tapering off around 9 p.m. tonight. Accumulations will average 14-18 inches with some higher amounts possible. There is a chance of some thundersnow this afternoon. The snow is wet and with winds gusting to 30 mph it is possible that there may be more power outages.
The storm will move away on Thursday and it will be seasonably cold with highs in the 40s, but with a higher sun angle will help melt some of the snow.
Seasonably cold weather to continue through the weekend with mainly dry conditions.
There is a chance of rain or snow early next week but most of the computer models have the storm well to our south and east to seriously affect our area, but it is still a system to be watched.
TODAY- MAR 7 – Snow becoming heavy at times, high steady in the low 30s.
TONIGHT – Snow ending around 9 p.m. low around 30. Total accumulations 14-18 inches.
THURSDAY – MAR 8 – Partly sunny, high in the low 40s.
FRIDAY – MAR 9 – Mostly cloudy, high in the low 40s.
SATURDAY – MAR 10 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
SUNDAY – MAR 11 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
MONDAY – MAR 12 – Partly sunny, high in the low 40s, chance of snow at night.
TUESDAY – MAR 13 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow or rain, high again in the low 40s.
A gale warning is in effect until 4 a.m. Thursday morning for easterly winds gusting to 45 knots, seas 8-13 feet.
OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories expected Thursday and Friday; no advisories expected over the weekend.
Have a nice day and if going out driving, walking or shoveling please be safe!