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Snow showers to greet Santa Claus tonight

12/24/12  8:38 AM

Screen Shot 2012-12-24 at 8.27.21 AMAn area of low pressure developing over the Tennessee River Valley will track towards the New Jersey coast by tomorrow morning.  This low pressure system will produce increasing clouds through the day followed by snow showers late tonight into early tomorrow morning. Temperatures this afternoon will rise into the mid to upper 30’s over the interior and upper 30’s to lower 40’s along the coast.

Tonight through tomorrow morning snow showers will produce accumulations of a trace to two inches to the northwest of the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas and a trace to a dusting along the coast and in urban locations.  Winds will veer from the northwest to northeast at 5 mph.  Temperatures will fall into the upper 20’s over the interior and lower to mid 30’s along the coast.

Scattered cloud cover can be expected by late tomorrow morning on through Wednesday with tranquil weather conditions expected.  Temperatures will remain near normal with highs in the upper 30’s to mid 40’s and lows in the mid 20’s to lower 30’s.  The warmest locations will be along the immediate coast.

An area of low pressure will approach from Virginia and track over New Jersey and towards southern New England Wednesday night on through Thursday.  The precipitation along the coast by initially start as snow or sleet before quickly changing over to rain.  Little to no snow or ice accumulation is expected.  However, for locations over northeastern Pennsylvania, northwestern New Jersey, the Hudson Valley, and interior Connecticut; a mix of snow, sleet, and rain can be expected.  Snow accumulations of up to six inches can be expected with ice accumulations up to 0.50″ can be expected before a change over to rain on Thursday afternoon.  The rain will change back over to snow before ending.  Temperatures will range from the lower to mid 30’s over the interior and mid to upper 30’s along the coast for lows and upper 30’s to lower 40’s along the coast and mid to upper 40’s along the coast for highs.

High pressure will take hold Thursday night through Saturday morning with clearing skies and colder conditions.  Temperatures will range from the mid 20’s to lower 30’s for lows and lower to mid 30’s over the interior and mid to upper 30’s along the coast for highs.

Another area of low pressure is expected Saturday night through Sunday with periods of snow, possibly mixing with sleet and rain along the immediate coast.  Snow accumulations may be significant.  Temperatures will range from the mid 20’s to lower 30’s for lows and upper 20’s to lower 30’s over the interior and mid to upper 30’s along the coast for highs.

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