We were clipped by the second developing nor’easter this week last night with generally 2-5 inches throughout the area, this is 2 days after getting the biggest winter storm of the season with widespread 10-18 inch readings, locally up to 20 inches. There will be one more round of accumulating snow Monday night into Tuesday before the east gets a break from the winter pattern.
For both today and tomorrow below average temperatures will continue to dominate with highs both days in the mid 20s to low 30s, and frigid lows tonight in the 0s interior to middle teens along the coast. There could be some flurries or scattered snow showers later today as a weak clipper passes by, most of the snow shield is expected to break up over the Appalachians but can’t rule out scattered light snow especially the farther west you go.
Monday night will feature increasing clouds as a more potent clipper passes through the area with snow developing after midnight
Light to moderate snow will continue through Tuesday morning, for southern NJ a mix of rain and sons is more likely , north of there a general widespread 2-4 inches of snow is expected, most expected over higher elevations as much of the area besides the high elevations of NW NJ and NE PA will see marginal temperatures at best for accumulation, you will likely add onto the snow pack but see little accumulation elsewhere.
Starting Tuesday as the clipper passes east a much warmer regime will take hold as a trough develops well to our west we will see at least a brief return of a southeast ridge. Highs on Tuesday are expected to rise to the mid 30s to low 40s then Wednesday through Friday mid 40s to low 50s as a southwest winds take over from a southeast ridge.
Friday into Saturday a strong cold front is expected with widespread rainfall , next weekend cold air will return as a trough swings back into the east, and we have to watch for a return of cold stormy weather the last week of February and as we head into March!