A strong disturbance on the western edge of a powerful ocean storm has produced light to moderate snow throughout the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas. Much of the snow accumulation has developed from the Delaware River on east with some locations receiving over six inches of snow, especially to the north and northwest of New York City.
The snow will gradually mix with and change over to rain as temperatures rise into the upper 30′s to mid 40′s for highs this afternoon. Winds will veer from the northwest to northeast at 5 to 15 mph as the snow becomes a rain/snow mix over the region after 10 AM this morning. Clearing skies can be expected by this evening as high pressure builds in from the west.
High pressure will be in full control by tomorrow with scattered cloud cover expected tomorrow on through Monday with very mild temperatures. Temperatures will average above normal through the period as Pacific air invades the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas. Temperatures on Saturday and Sunday will range from the upper 20′s to mid 30′s for lows and upper 40′s to mid 50′s for highs. By Monday, temperatures will reach well above normal levels with lows in the mid 30′s to lower 40′s and highs in the mid 50′s to lower 60′s.
A strong cold front with periods of rain is expected on Tuesday. There will be a minor threat for a few embedded thunderstorms with this rainfall. Temperatures will remain mild with lows in the lower to mid 40′s and highs in the lower to mid 50′s over the interior and mid to upper 50′s along the coast.
High pressure will take hold once again for Wednesday and Thursday with mild conditions continuing. Scattered cloud cover can be expected for both days with light winds from the west. Temperatures will range from the lower to mid 30′s for lows and upper 40′s to mid 50′s for highs.