Thursday: Morning sunshine, fading behind increasing clouds. An afternoon flurry possible. Cold. High in the upper 20s. South wind around 5mph.
Thursday Night: Cloudy with periods of on and off light snow. Low in the low to mid 20s. Snow accumulation 1 to 3 inches.
Friday: Morning light snow tapers off to scattered flurries. Otherwise, cloudy… turning windy and colder. High in the low to mid 30s… with temps falling during the afternoon. Additional snow accumulation less than an inch.
A weak Alberta Clipper will approach the Northeast on Thursday, and spread clouds first… and eventually some light snow into the Hudson Valley. The system is not well organized… and doesn’t have a lot of moisture to work with.
- Areas of light snow begin between 7pm and 11pm Thursday
- Periods of on and off light snow thru the overnight
- Light snow tapers off between 8am and 12pm Friday
- Snow accumulation a general 1 to 3 inches
- Slick Friday AM commute possible
You can see that the computer model isn’t very bullish on the snows from this system. But the 1 to 3 inches that it suggests, can still cause some travel headaches… so keep an eye on the Friday AM commute.
Behind the storm… the temperature goes into the tank… just in time for the weekend. A northwest wind kicks in, and that means ugly cold for Friday night and Saturday. Here’s a quick look at the projected wind chills by Saturday morning:
Finally… there is a storm threat shaping up for Sunday / Monday of next week. The computer models have toyed back and forth with the idea of a storm system. A piece of energy will move out of the Rockies this weekend… at the same time, a 2nd piece of energy will drop out of Canada. If the pieces of energy are strong enough, we could have a significant winter storm. If they’re weaker… the storm will be weaker, and likely pass to our south.
As of Wednesday night… the GFS model’s got the storm as a moderate strength system, that passes mostly to our south, clipping the southern half of the Hudson Valley.
The computer models will continue to try and project how intense this storm will be in the coming days. For now… you can see it’s a big enough threat, that we’ll be watching it closely. We’ll have updates on the status of the system as we head into the weekend.
Never a dull moment! Have a great day on Thursday!