Thursday Discussion : Showers Arrive Tonight

Our mild winter pattern is sending another storm system our way for the end of the work week.  Clouds will gradually increase late on Thursday and into Thursday night.  Highs on Thursday will rise into the mid 40s ahead of the storm.  Then another wave of low pressure rides up along the SE ridge, and spreads rain showers into the Hudson Valley before sunrise, giving us an unsettled Friday around the region.  The good news, is that frozen precipitation will not be an issue for this event.

How this storm moves as it exits the east coast, will determine if moisture will move slowly, allow precipitation to linger into the overnight hours Saturday night.  If that happens, and its appearing like it may… the rain could end as a period of wet snow.  Right now (approximately 72 hours away), computer guidance has no clue on the details of this setup.  Options are all over the map… meaning that the storm could track north and give us all rain; or it could track further south and give us an extended period of wet snow.

We will continue to monitor the development over the next day or two, and let you know if this is a legitimate threat, and something we need to watch.

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