Friday 11:00 AM | **Snow coverage and intensity now increasing in Mid-Atlantic region as jet-streak induced upward motion arrives**

Friday 11:00 AM | **Snow coverage and intensity now increasing in Mid-Atlantic region as jet-streak induced upward motion arrives**

This is going to be the third accumulating snow even this week in parts of the I-95 corridor which is pretty impressive for any time of the winter season, but particularly notable for the first half of December.  Low pressure will intensify off the Mid-Atlantic coastline this afternoon and snow is now breaking out in many areas in this entrenched cold air mass.  Given the very cold ground-level conditions, slippery spots are very likely to form rather quickly this afternoon on many roadways and average accumulations of a dusting to a couple of inches are likely in along the I-95 corridor with even higher amounts at the NJ coastline and in isolated spots around here.

7:00 AM | Still on the chilly (40's) side today, but mid 50's likely for highs this weekend

7:00 AM | Still on the chilly (40's) side today, but mid 50's likely for highs this weekend

Surface high pressure will build into the southern US later today and it’ll result in milder weather as we start the weekend.  While temperatures will hold in the 40’s today across much of the Tennessee Valley, they should climb well into the 50’s on both weekend days. A quick-moving shortwave will push northeastward from Texas on Saturday night and it could result in some shower activity for the region. 

7:00 AM | **Accumulating snow threat back on for later today and roads could get quite slippery**

7:00 AM | **Accumulating snow threat back on for later today and roads could get quite slippery**

Earlier in the week, it looked like we had a real threat for more accumulating snow at the end of the work week. Then the chances seemingly diminished at mid-week as it appeared a couple waves of energy would not consolidate in time to have an impact on the local region.  Now, the threat is back on and indeed it looks like low pressure will form quickly enough near the Mid-Atlantic coastline later today to generate accumulating snow in our area; especially, across the eastern and northern suburbs. Snow should break out this afternoon and continue into the evening rush hour which can feature some slippery spots.  Accumulations on the order of a dusting to a couple of inches are likely by the time the the snow ends early tonight with lesser amounts to the west of DC.  Roads could get slippery in a hurry given the very cold ground-level conditions. After a cold day on Saturday, a milder stretch of weather will finally arrive for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 

7:00 AM | ***Accumulating snow threat back on for later today and roads could get quite slippery***

7:00 AM | ***Accumulating snow threat back on for later today and roads could get quite slippery***

Earlier in the week, it looked like we had a real threat for more accumulating snow at the end of the work week.  Then the chances seemingly diminished at mid-week as it appeared a couple waves of energy would not consolidate in time to have an impact on the local region. Now, the threat is back on and indeed it looks like low pressure will form quickly enough near the Mid-Atlantic coastline later today to generate accumulating snow in at least parts of our area; primarily, from the city of NYC to points south from there. Snow should break out late this afternoon and continue into the evening rush hour and accumulations on the order of a dusting to a couple of inches in the city of NYC and points east and south from there. Roads could get slippery in a hurry given the very cold ground-level conditions.After a cold day on Saturday, a milder stretch of weather will finally arrive for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

7:00 AM | Milder today with highs in the middle 70's, but cool frontal passage bring us a bit of a cool down for tomorrow

7:00 AM | Milder today with highs in the middle 70's, but cool frontal passage bring us a bit of a cool down for tomorrow

High pressure will continue to generate southwest flow at low-levels of the atmosphere in central Florida and we’ll climb well into the 70’s for afternoon highs as a result. A weak cool front will pass through the region tonight and we’ll turn slightly cooler again to begin the weekend.  This cool down will not last too long; however, and we could see temperatures return to 80 degrees as we begin the new work week.

7:00 AM | ***Accumulating snow threat back on for later today and roads could become a mess in a hurry***

7:00 AM | ***Accumulating snow threat back on for later today and roads could become a mess in a hurry***

Earlier in the week, it looked like we had a real threat for more accumulating snow at the end of the work week. Then the chances seemingly diminished at mid-week as it appeared a couple waves of energy would not consolidate in time to have an impact on the local region. Now, the threat is back on and indeed it looks like low pressure will form quickly enough near the Mid-Atlantic coastline later today to generate accumulating snow on the order of a dusting to a couple of inches, lesser amounts in the far northern and western suburbs. Many roadways are likely to quickly become slippery given the very cold ground-level conditions.  At the South Jersey coastline, there could actually end up being around 3 or 4 inches by later this evening and in some isolated spots around here. After a cold day on Saturday, a milder stretch of weather will finally arrive for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

7:00 AM | "Clipper" pulls away and we'll climb to above-freezing levels, but overnight lows will be in the teens...another system to monitor for late tomorrow

7:00 AM | "Clipper" pulls away and we'll climb to above-freezing levels, but overnight lows will be in the teens...another system to monitor for late tomorrow

The “clipper” low pressure system has pulled off the New Jersey coastline and there should be some sunshine today with temperatures climbing to above-freezing levels, but afternoon flurries are also possible. It'll turn frigid tonight with overnight lows in the teens as skies partially clear. Another low pressure system will try to form along the Mid-Atlantic coastline later tomorrow and we'll have to monitor it to see if it can stregthen in time to impact the region. High pressure will return to the Mid-Atlantic region for the upcoming weekend.

7:00 AM | Milder today with highs in the 70's

7:00 AM | Milder today with highs in the 70's

High pressure will expand over Florida today and southwest flow at low-levels of the atmosphere will push milder air into the region.  A general west-to-east flow in the upper atmosphere will persist from tonight through the weekend and we’ll stay moderately cool for this time of year until the early part of next week.  By Monday, temperatures could actually climb back to the 80 degree mark for highs ahead of another cool front.

7:00 AM | "Clipper" pulls away and temperatures climb well above freezing....quite cold again overnight...need to monitor another system for late tomorrow

7:00 AM | "Clipper" pulls away and temperatures climb well above freezing....quite cold again overnight...need to monitor another system for late tomorrow

The “clipper” low pressure system has pulled off the New Jersey coastline and there should be some sunshine around here today with temperatures climbing to above-freezing levels, but snow flurries are possible during the mid-day and afternoon hours.  It'll turn quite cold again tonight with overnight lows in the lower 20's as skies remain mainly cloudy. Another low pressure system will try to form along the Mid-Atlantic coastline later tomorrow and we'll have to see if it can strengthen in time to impact the region. High pressure will return to the Mid-Atlantic region for the upcoming weekend.