7:15 AM | Great day for a parade; Snow later tomorrow to produce small accumulations; Arctic cold blast this weekend

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, still quite mild, near 50

Tonight

Partly cloudy, chilly, near 35

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, chilly, some light snow in the afternoon, possibly mixed with rain at times initially on the south side of NYC, upper 30's

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, light snow ends early with total accumulations ranging from a coating to an inch, a few slick spots possible, cold, upper 20’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, chilly, low-to-mid 40’s

Friday

Partly sunny, chilly, low-to-mid 40’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, turning colder, windy, maybe a few snow showers, mid 30’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, very cold, low 30’s

Discussion

A great day for a parade in NYC today with plenty of sunshine and pleasant temperatures for this time of year. A cold front will pass through the region tonight and then a fast-moving, but potent little system will ride along the front on Wednesday. This system will spread some precipitation into the region and odds favor snow with possible small accumulations of a coating to an inch during Wednesday afternoon and early evening. Looking ahead, last week we talked about a strong high pressure ridge that would develop across western North America and help to bring some of that bottled-up western Canadian cold air towards the eastern US. The first cold blast from this new pattern will occur this weekend following Friday night’s cold frontal passage and temperatures will likely not escape the 30’s on both weekend days and lows could drop to the single digits by Sunday night/early Monday.

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