An unsettled weather pattern is starting to shape up for the weekend, 2 systems will impact the area through Sunday afternoon , but system 1 wont be much of anything storm 2 will be much more significant
Tonight will be overcast with increasing but scattered precipitation, especially north west sections, areas of NW NJ and NE PA will likely see some frozen precipitation in the form of sleet and freezing rain but amounts and precipitation will be light with no major impact expected, the rest of the area will have a chance of drizzle and light rain showers as a wave of low pressure goes towards the Lakes and a warm front slowly approaches
Saturday will be a cloudy day mostly dry but some drizzle and light showers possible, especially in the morning then again towards the evening, highs will be in the 40s for most
The moisture down by Texas, part of the same system that bought a major storm and big flooding/mountain snows to the West will intensify into a much stronger system and track up the Appalachians Saturday night through Sunday night. showers will evolve into a steady rain by late Saturday night
As the system tracks just west of the area a strong SE flow will bring in Atlantic moisture, warm air and very heavy rains by early Sunday morning through early Afternoon, temperatures will skyrocket into the mid 50s to low 60s with heavy rain and thunderstorms, winds will be SE 20-30 mph with gusts up to 40-50mph. Generally expecting 1.5-3 inches of rain , most of which will come in a short period of time
The system will clear out and give way to much colder air through next week, mostly dry conditions through Tuesday night with highs in the 30s and lows in the 10s to low 20s.
A clipper system could bring some minor (but the first real snow) for many Tuesday night into Wednesday before more dry but very cold air continues through the rest of the week