Tuesday Discussion : Close Call Likely a Near Miss

In terms of winter weather… 2020 is getting off to a slow start. This slow start will be highlighted nicely by what happens tonight… where the Hudson Valley snow shield will be fully operational.
A weak low pressure will develop off the coast tonight, and it’s going to spread an area of snow ahead of it on the northern side of the storm. However, as you can clearly see in this futurecast radar loop… the snow shield will be deployed, and completely obliterate the area of snow heading in our direction. In reality… dry air, will combine with the storm redeveloping off shore, to cause the area of snow to dissipate just as it reaches our area… and then redevelop off to our east.
The end result will be a few snow showers that amount to a dusting in some places tonight, before the storm exits early on Wednesday. School delays are NOT likely, as the odds for accumulating snow are low.
In fact, our best chance for accumulating snow will come Wednesday late morning and afternoon… as strong NW winds create lake effect snows behind this system. A few snow showers or snow squalls could survive into the Hudson Valley. Those squalls could cause a burst of snow in scattered locations, leading to rapidly changing conditions. We’ll monitor that potential as we get into Wednesday.
We will continue to track this weak system, and if anything changes we’ll let you know. Have a nice afternoon!

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