We dropped to 12 degrees Wednesday morning. That’s colder than all of last year, and the coldest it’s been since 1/24/2011 when we were at 8 degrees. The cold is going to continue, setting the stage for two different fronts to move our way.
One front will start to increase clouds later Wednesday and maybe bring some flurries or snow showers across the state into the early morning hours Thursday. That will get out of here, reinforcing the cold for Thursday and Friday. Highs will remain only in the 20s – about 15 degrees below the average of 41 degrees.
Another front will come through later Friday. This one may bring a little light snow. However, there are actually two different parts to this storm and it looks like the best chance for accumulating snow will be to our north (Pa., N.J., N.Y.) and our south (Va.). Unless these storms can merge, our snowfall accumulation potential is small to non-existent. There is just not a lot of moisture available for us. But if they were to merge (creating more strength that could generate more moisture) or tap into the Atlantic, we could see more snow. We are not ready to buy either idea all the way quite yet, so stay tuned for updates and progress Thursday.
One thing we know, it will remain cold going into the weekend. Temperatures will try to get closer to 30 on Saturday and will get above freezing Sunday, while still remaining way below average. There will be a brief push of warmer (relatively speaking) air early next week that may get us closer to 40 on Monday, along with a lot of clouds.