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Snow storm on the way for tonight

7:00 AM

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A winter storm will target the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas tonight into tomorrow morning with heavy snowfall, strong winds gusting over 40 mph, and temperatures crashing into the 10’s by tomorrow morning.

Today, clouds will increase as the Arctic cold front continues to drop south with scattered snow showers.  Rain will mix in at times over the Philadelphia metropolitan area this afternoon.  Temperatures will range from the mid to upper 20’s over the northern interior, upper 20’s to lower 30’s over the New York City metropolitan areas, mid to upper 30’s over the Philadelphia metropolitan area, and upper 30’s to mid 40’s along the southern New Jersey coast.  Winds will back to the north and northeast at 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

Tonight, snow will rapidly break out throughout the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas.  Southern New Jersey may feature rain at the start before quickly going over to steady snowfall.  Winds will increase from the northeast, backing to the northwest, at 15 to 30 mph with gusts over 40 mph at times.  Temperatures will crash rapidly through the 30’s, 20’s, and 10’s through tonight and by tomorrow morning.  Significant snowfall can be expected through the region.

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The snow will rapidly end by mid morning tomorrow with a few scattered snow showers linger into the afternoon hours.  Winds will be from the northwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts over 30 mph at times.  Temperatures will hold in the lower to mid 10’s for highs.

High pressure will be in place on Saturday with cold conditions and scattered clouds expected.  Low temperatures will range from the single digits below zero to single digits above zero.  High temperatures will range from the mid to upper 20’s throughout the region.

On Sunday, an arctic cold front will drive through the region on Sunday.  An area of low pressure will ride along the coast front, but currently expected to track to the west of the region.  As a result, warm air will invade from the Atlantic Ocean leading to temperatures to rebound into the mid to upper 30’s throughout the region for highs.  Periods of rain and snow can be expected with this frontal passage.

Rain and snow will linger on Monday as the Arctic cold front exit.  Temperatures will not move much with low temperatures in the lower to mid 30’s and high temperature will range from the mid 30’s.

Arctic high pressure will be in place for Tuesday and Wednesday with scattered cloud cover.  Temperatures will range from the single digits to lower 10’s for lows and mid 10’s to mid 20’s for highs.

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