Prolonged snow event begins work week

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The brunt of our accumulations occur as a clipper system passes to our south Sunday night through Monday evening.

A mixed bag of precipitation has already entered the region. With rapidly falling temperatures this evening, expect a quick transition to snow showers through the evening. Snow showers quickly become a light snow through the overnight period. The snow piles up quickly because it will be a light, fluffy snow due to temperatures in the 20s. By daybreak, there will be an area wide 2 to 5 inches. During the afternoon hours, the light snow turns back to snow showers. Total accumulations range from 4 to 8 inches through Monday evening.





Here’s accumulated snowfall Monday night through Tuesday morning.

As the clipper moves out to sea Monday night into Tuesday, it will develop into a major Nor’easter. We’re dealing with the edge of the system, which could clip the eastern half of our region. A few additional inches are expected for our region, but it’s closer to the coast where the brunt of this storm is expected to wallop the coast. Along the Mid-Atlantic coast and up through New England, snow will be measured in feet! Major cities like Philadelphia, New York, and Boston will need the yard sticks to measure accumulations, with anywhere from 10 to 30 inches of snow possible! Any slight wobble west or east will slightly shift totals accordingly, but this should not be a major winter storm for this area.




Wednesday we finally catch a break. Sunshine returns, but the cold remains. Expect highs in the middle to upper 20s. Another weak clipper could bring another burst of light snow to the region Thursday night into Friday morning. This one is a fast mover, and is out of here by Friday afternoon. Temperatures are in the lower to middle 30s both days. The upcoming weekend is looking dry to start, but temperatures fall back to more frigid readings in the 20s with lows in the teens and single digits.




Have a great week!

-Andrea Michaels