Thursday, January 1, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR ! Some Snow Showers for Friday, Continued Cold For The Weekend, With Near Seasonable Temperatures.

Discussion: January 1, 2009
Thursday, 6:00 PM


I'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year !

The Coastal threat I talked about a couple of days ago for Friday is now pretty much gone. Only A trough of low pressure and weak Clipper system will move through the region on Friday. This will spark off some snow showers and flurries across the Delaware Valley


Friday:
Some Snow showers and Flurries are likely during morning and into the afternoon hours for much of the Delaware Valley. Most areas will see little or no accumulations, but some heavier snow showers could produce a Coating to 1/2" in some spots. The best timeframe for this activity will be between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

For Central and Southern DE and Extreme Southern NJ, some rain could be mixed in during the afternoon hours. A weak Coastal storm will begin to develop offshore, but too late for any big snow threat. This could however, enhance some of these Snow Showers, east of Philly mainly over portions of Southern and Central NJ, during the afternoon hours. This is where I expect some heavier snow showers, and a light accumulation is most likely to occur.
Highs will be in the mid 30's to near 40.

Friday Night:

P.Cloudy and cold with lows in the low to mid 20's

Saturday:

Partly to Mostly Sunny and Seasonably cold with Highs in the Upper 30's to lower 40's. Fair and cold at night with lows in the low to mid 20's.

Sunday:

Becoming Cloudy with a few showers possible in the afternoon. Slightly milder with Highs in the low to mid 40's.

The next threat for snow or rain will come on Tuesday and Wednesday as a storm develops in the Southern Plains and Deep South. The track of this storm is still uncertain at this time.

If the Storm takes a more southerly track to the M/A coast, we would see more snow than rain. But a more westerly track to the Ohio Valley would mean mostly a cold rain, with some snow and sleet possible at the onset Tuesday. I'll have more on this threat later this weekend.

Take Care,
Ruggie

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