Well a powerful storm system is moving up the east coast which lead to VERY HEAVY RAIN , thunderstorms and wind, as well as some snow sleet and ice in NE PA. The main shield of precipitation is moving NE away now but this storm left its mark, dumping 1 inch of rain along the Jersey coast, 1.5 inches across Central and NE NJ to nearly 2 inches of rain over N and NW NJ, widespread minor flooding.
Scattered showers and down pours will be possible through around noon time before all the precipitation moves NE but theres more trouble brewing not far behind
For today, theres 2 low pressures, one over E PA and the other in the Mid west associated with an arctic front, these 2 will merge and cause a powerful low pressure to consolidate over West PA so the windy conditions will continue and with the low bombing west of us, winds will shift SW and bring up even more warm air with highs today 50-55
As you can see , there are 2 winter storms unfolding one is over interior NE causing significant ice and snow with 4-8 inches of snow possible and the other is around the great Lakes giving a nice swath of 3-6 inches, unfortunately neither of these will have huge wintry impacts on the NJ area.
That arctic cold front and storm over the Midwest will swing NE and bomb out, giving western PA through NY State moderate to heavy snow where 4-6 inches is possible.
For us, we will experience a very dynamic squall line. Thunderstorms are possible with heavy downpours, this looks like mainly rain but being cold air will be rushing in I do expect it to end as snow showers or even a burst of snow that could put a quick coating on the ground for I95. NW NJ could see 1-2 inches and NE PA 1-3 inches. Also with a powerful low to our NNW once the main squall line passes there’s a good chance for a time period of snow showers and flurries. How much snow falls will depend on how quick cold air comes in because this will be a fast-moving cold front , I will be now casting tomorrow, im not expecting anything major but snow could fall from the sky
After this cold front comes through, VERY COLD air will take hold. There will also be quite a wind storm to go along with it. Once the precip exits tomorrow whether its rain or snow, temps will rapidly drop and lows tomorrow night will range 17-24 degrees. The wind will be major with winds NW 25-35 mph gusts 50-60 mph starting Friday morning lasting through Saturday
Saturday will be cold with highs 28-35 and lows 13-21 degrees, wind chills during the day in the teens and lower 20s before winds diminish Saturday night. A clipper will come through Saturday night with flurries possible but more importantly, a shot of very cold air
Sunday highs will range from 21-28 degrees lows will range from 6-13 degrees
Monday and Tuesday we moderate, but no to the 50s and 60s , this time we moderate to the upper 30s to perhaps 40-42 along the coast and lows 18-25 degrees
Wednesday another Arctic cold front will come through with another shot of very cold air from Weds-Friday
Beyond Friday the models are completely lost with some showing it getting very warm and others keeping it cold so im not going to bother going beyond Wednesday at this point!!