7:00 AM | Noticeably colder today and the cold will stick around; snow shower threat later tonight and possibly even the first coating of snow to the north and west of the NYC metro region

6-Day Forecast

Today

Some sun followed by increasing clouds, noticeably colder than yesterday, highs in the upper 40’s

Tonight

Cloudy, cold, rain showers early tonight and snow showers later tonight, a coating of snow is possible by morning to the north and west of the metro region, lows in the low-to-mid 30’s

Friday

Clouds early and maybe a lingering snow shower then becoming mostly sunny, breezy, cold, low-to-mid 40’s

Friday Night

Mostly clear, quite cold, near 30

Saturday

Mostly sunny, cold, low-to-mid 40’s

Sunday

Becoming mostly cloudy, cold, chance for rain at night possibly mixed with snow initially, low-to-mid 40’s

Monday

Cloudy, cold, rain likely, mid 40’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, windy, very cold for this time of year, upper 30's

Discussion

Let's begin with this...the first coating of snow is possible later tonight in some of the northern and western suburbs of the NYC metro region as low pressure moves up along the east coast at the same time even colder air filters into the region. An Arctic front slid through the region on Wednesday without much fanfare, but it has set in motion an overall weather pattern change that will keep the Mid-Atlantic region on the “colder–than-normal” side through next week and perhaps beyond. Temperatures today will hold in the 40’s and then an area of moisture associated with developing low pressure will ride along the coastline producing some rain early tonight and then snow later tonight in the northern and western suburbs. High temperatures tomorrow and for each weekend day will also hold in the 40’s and there is another Arctic air outbreak destined to reach this area next Tuesday - and it looks even colder than this initial shot of cold air. Before that next batch of Arctic air arrives, there is likely to be a storm that moves from the Gulf of Mexico into the Northeast US – odds favor rain in the immediate I-95 corridor for Sunday night and Monday, but we’ll monitor it closely over the next few days as it might just be cold enough at the start for a brief mixture.

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