We’ve had our fair share of difficult weather lately, so a weekend without any weather worries should be a nice break. Sunshine and milder temperatures are the main stories through Sunday. But, let’s be honest, many of us are thinking ahead toward the next storm threat. Right now, that’s scheduled for late Monday and into Tuesday. Certainly not a blockbuster but it could drop some snow across the region.
Today (Saturday): It’s a beautiful wintertime day and the start of a nice weekend overall. Main downside? It’s still a bit chilled, since it is February and all. Clouds may bunch up in the sky at times, but partly cloudy on the whole should do it. Winds are much lighter than Friday, around 5 to 10 mph from the southwest. Highs mostly make it to the mid-40s. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: If there are still clouds around in the evening, they should largely depart overnight. With clear skies and light winds, temperatures are able to fall pretty nicely. It’s not super cold, but cold enough, and about what you’d expect this time of year. Lows are in the mid-20s to lower 30s. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow (Sunday): Last minute Super Bowl preparations should go off without a hitch as we’ve got another peaceful day lined up. Sunshine is more prevalent throughout than today, and that helps temperatures rise a notch, toward highs in the near 50 to low 50s range. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow night: As a coastal storm gathers to the south in preparation to head out to sea, high clouds are likely to increase overnight. We might eventually see additional clouds streaming in from the west as well. This extra cloud cover helps keep temperatures up a bit, with lows mainly in the near 30 to mid-30s zone. Confidence: Medium-High
A LOOK AHEAD
The forecast starts to get tricky by Monday, but most of the day should cause few issues. We’re in between a storm passing well offshore, and the next one on its way. Given the storm sandwich, it’s probably partly to mostly cloudy skies. Precipitation probably at least starts as a mix of rain and snow, seemingly not before sunset at this point. Prior to any of that, highs head for the mid-40s or so. Confidence: Medium
Right on the heels of the offshore storm, another begins to redevelop over the Mid-Atlantic and then move up the coast. A mix of rain and snow turns over to periodic light snow overnight Monday, with some light accumulation possible. On Tuesday, the developing storm may make a turn as it passes us, so it could deliver mainly periodic light snow for a while. Unless snow manages to become moderate-to-heavy (possible if the storm more rapidly develops), marginal temperatures should tend to limit accumulation. Highs are mainly in the mid-and-upper 30s. Confidence: Low-Medium
SNOW POTENTIAL INDEX
A daily assessment of the potential for at least 1 inch of snow in the next week, on a 0-10 scale.
4/10 (↑): Still lacking clarity on Monday night into Tuesday snow threat. Snow likely, how much on ground unknown.