Well we had our major winter storm come through Friday with most areas picking up 6-12 inches and now today we start off our Sunday with freezing rain and ice which is turning out to be fairly significant
We have another major winter storm but this one is tracking west of us and thus is bringing in warmer air but the arctic air is stubborn to leave and is trapped at the surface so while temperatures aloft are only supportive of rain surface temps were and are below freezing leading to freezing rain and accumulations of ice as the storm gets cranking to the west southerly winds will increase and scour out any lingering arctic air changing freezing rain to plain rain already occurred central NJ points south but the ice threat continues through mid to late afternoon for the rest of the area , ironically it’s the valleys and lower elevations highest at risk for ice today while areas like NE PA will see mostly if not all plain rain
Either way the ice event will end by late afternoon and lead to plain rain tonight through tomorrow afternoon with steadily rising temperatures through the 20s 30s 40s and even to the low 50s by Monday morning then once the cold front passes through Monday afternoon temperatures will crash and change the rain to some snow showers with some minor accumulation possible especially interior locations with C-2 inches possible
Temperatures will crash into the teens and single digits throughout the area tomorrow night and highs on Tuesday will only be in lower single digits NE PA to lower teens along the coast . Tuesday nights lows will be in negative digits for many yet again with 0 to lower single digits along the coast Wednesday will begin to warm up and then another possible winter storm to track Thursday into Friday which could bring widespread snow and ice to the area.