A strengthening storm near the Delaware coast this evening will move to near Nantucket Island by early Monday morning. As it moves along its expected path colder air will swirl down across the region with rain and/or mixed wintry precipitation becoming all snow for a few hours during tonight. Expect the snow to end by around 5 am before the morning rush hour gets going in earnest. Check our snowfall map for accumulation totals...general 1-2 inches is expects most areas except across the higher terrain west and east of the Hudson Valley where 2 to locally 4-5 inches of snow is possible. Temperatures tonight will fall to near 30°.
Monday will be a mostly cloudy day with the chance for some scattered rain and/or snow showers. During Monday afternoon an arctic cold front will slice across the area accompanied by snow showers, possibly heavy, and even a few scattered heavier snow squalls. The snow squalls could come on you suddenly with reduced visibility due to heavy snowbursts and gusty winds and temperatures will drop as well perhaps causing a flash freeze on some roads and sidewalks. Highs in the mid and upper 30s tomorrow will give way to temperatures tumbling to near 30° or the upper 20s by late afternoon/evening.
The midweek will be dry with considerable sunshine on both Tuesday and Wednesday, highs respectively will be in the 20s and then mid 30s. Gusty NW winds will make it feel colder. Thursday will feature milder weather with increasing clouds and highs near or a bit above the 40° mark.
Friday will be windy, wet and mild with with periods of rain, some it locally heavy expected as as a storm system tracks up from the southwest and passes across the Eastern Great Lakes during this day. temperatures will be in the 40s and may even touch or get a bit above 50° in some places.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is posted for most of the region through early Monday morning. A light wintry mix of rain, sleet, snow continues across the region. As temperatures drop tonight the mix will change to snow before tapering off by very early Monday morning. Snow fall accumulations tonight will range from 1-2 inches across valley locations such as in Hudson and Mohawk Valleys with as much as 2-5 inches across the Northern Berkshires and Southern Greens, Taconics and the Hilltowns. (Please, refer to snowfall accumulation forecast map for exact amounts in your location). Snow should end from west to east between 2 am and 5 am Monday morning.