Well it's snowing... finally! However, you are probably waking up to snow totals (if at all) much lower than expected. A nor'easter was taking shape off the mid-Atlantic coast last night that stalled and allowed for heavy bands of snow to persist over parts of NJ and NY. Plus dry air in place in northern New England, made it difficult for the snow to advance northward.
As the storm passes well south of the area this morning, light snow will make for a wet commute. Since most temperatures are near or just above freezing, most roadways are just wet, rather than white. There are a few heavier bands I'm tracking this morning that are allowing for slushy accumulations. Most accumulation (mostly on grassy surfaces) from this system will only range from a coating to a few inches, higher in the banding.
Snow tapers to showers from west to east by midday, lingering at the coast in the early afternoon. Temperatures will climb into the 30s and lower 40s. Gusty wind this morning will also die down a bit, but still expect a breezy afternoon.
Clearing continues overnight. Temperatures will fall back into the 20s and low 30s. Any lingering moisture may re-freeze and create areas of black ice. Be aware of slippery spots for the Friday morning commute.
FRI-YAY AND THE WEEKEND
We'll start Friday with some sun, but it doesn't last too long though. There will be a pocket of cooler air above us Friday through the weekend that will allow for clouds to bubble up and even produce a shower or flurry by the afternoon and evening. Most activity will be light and isolated so don't cancel any plans. There will be plenty of dry times too, but expect more clouds than sun. Temperatures will remain below normal through the weekend with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s.
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