A strong area of low pressure over the Canadian Maritimes will continue to have an influence on the New York City and Philadelphia metropolitan areas over the next several days. Meanwhile, a storm brewing over the central Plains will bring a threat for rain and snow showers over southern New Jersey and a threat for coastal flooding on Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.
Scattered to variable clouds can be expected today through tomorrow as weakening disturbances rotate through the northern Mid Atlantic. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 15 mph with gusts over 30 mph at times. Low temperatures will range from the mid to upper 20′s throughout the region. High temperatures will range from the upper 30′s to lower 40′s over the interior and lower to mid 40′s along the coast.
An area of low pressure will track towards the North Carolina coast and then will exit due east into the Atlantic Ocean. As the low pressure system tracks to the south of the Northern Mid Atlantic, winds will increase from the east at 10 to 20 mph with gusts over 40 mph. While rain and snow showers can be expected over southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey, very little snowfall accumulation is expected. At most, one or two inches of snow on grassy and cold surfaces would be possible in these locations. Otherwise, variable cloud cover can be expected for the New York City and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. The main concern will be the threat for coastal flooding on Wednesday night through Thursday morning, especially for the central and southern New Jersey coast. Temperatures will range from the lower to mid 30′s for lows and mid to upper 40′s for highs.
High pressure will take hold Thursday evening on through Sunday with scattered cloud cover and tranquil weather conditions. Temperatures will moderate to above normal levels through the period. Low temperatures will range from the lower to mid 30′s. High temperatures will range from the mid to upper 40′s over the interior and upper 40′s to lower 50′s along the coast.