7:00 Am | **The first significant snow event of the season**

6-Day Forecast

Today

Rain this morning will mix with sleet and then change to all snow during the mid-day and early afternoon hours, breezy, noticeably colder than yesterday, highs near 40 degrees this morning and dropping slowly through the day

Tonight

Snow winds down before midnight; otherwise, remaining mostly cloudy, breezy and cold, lows in the upper 20’s; watch for continuing slick spots on the roads

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, breezy, cold, maybe a snow shower or two, mid-to-upper 30’s

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, cold, low 20’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, cold, mid-to-upper 30’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, still cold, near 40 degrees

Sunday

Partly sunny, not as cold, upper 40’s

Monday

Partly sunny, cool, near 50 degrees

Discussion

The first significant snow event of the season is now getting underway in much of the Mid-Atlantic region. Low pressure will intensify rapidly today as it tracks quickly northeastward along the coastline. This major storm is expected to pass just east of Long island early tonight and then should reach Nova Scotia by early Thursday. The rain/snow line will drop from the northwest to the southeast over the next few hours resulting in a gradual changeover of the precipitation to all snow. The afternoon and early evening will feature primarily snow and it will be of the heavy and wet variety. Don't be surprised if there is some "thundersnow" as well later today given the quick intensification of the storm. The snow ends before midnight and Thanksgiving Day will remain on the cold side with a possible snow shower or two. Accumulations for this event should end up on the order of 2-4 inches in and around the city, 4-8 inches in the northern and western suburbs and from a coating to two inches down at the Jersey Shore. One final word of caution, given the combination of rain this morning which will be followed by heavy, wet snow later today, there can be some downed tree limbs due to the excessive weight and perhaps even some power outages.

Video

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