Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wednesday evening weather update for NJ metro

Weather update: (7:35pm -- 1/22/2014)

After a very cold afternoon, a frigid night is in store...

Some northern and western suburbs are already in the single digits as of 7pm.
The evening hours are expected to be clear ... with the air relaxing, so wind-chill readings will not be as much of a factor from earlier today.
Overnight, some clouds move in...
Temperatures by morning will generally range from -2 to 8 degrees...

** Record lows for the region are around -4 degrees set 78 years ago (1936) -  and do not appear to be in jeopardy of being broken.**

The location that has a small chance of breaking their own record is Atlantic City ( -1 degrees in 1936 ).
Clouds arriving after midnight could slow the downward progress of the temperatures to break records.
This will be watched.

** A weather disturbance will be in our area Thursday **

This will not have the same atmospheric ingredients as the storm on Tuesday, that gave us the heavy snow...

A few flurries are only expected from time to time.
However, I did notice this afternoon's GFS model showing some ocean-enhanced snow for extreme eastern Long Island and extreme southern New Jersey, perhaps giving those areas a light coating.
Radar images will be monitored.
High temperatures top out between 18 and 22 degrees.
Lows tomorrow night, once again drop into the single digits to around 10 degrees, under a mainly clear sky.

Friday looks mostly sunny, with some clouds later in the day.
Temperatures top out in the upper teens to lower 20s.

** A strong cold front arrives over the weekend **
Two items to note for Saturday ...

Before the front arrives, Saturday has a good chance of reaching 32 degrees...
Secondly, as this front approaches our region, another weather disturbance moving along it will touch off light snow during the day.
There can be some small accumulations of a coating along the coast, to 1 or 2 inches for western and northern New Jersey.
Some flurries may be left around Saturday night, with temperatures dropping through the 20s.

** Yet another weather disturbance arrives Sunday night **
The track of this is not yet certain...

Sunday will see clouds increase in the afternoon, along with a brisk breeze, with highs only in the mid- 20s.
Some snow is possible Sunday night into Monday.

Details will be determined in the coming days.

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