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WEATHER BLOG: Wet Saturday

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Models show a disturbance moving through the Southeast U.S. and the strongest winds west of the system. This indicates the upper trough is still digging and it will become more and more negatively tilted. Low pressure at the surface will continue to deepen as it moves northeast through the day Saturday. Precipitation will begin as rain Saturday morning then start to mix with snow. There can be periods where all snow is falling with much of the snow melting on pavement. At worst is a slushy coating to 1 inch in Baltimore with 1-3″ farther north and west of the city. As the low deepens Saturday, the pressure gradient will tighten and winds will increase. The strongest winds will occur late day through Saturday night.

Blizzard conditions are likely across coastal New England into Sunday morning. There will be some clearing Saturday night and temperatures will fall into the teens. Refreeze will create some icy spots overnight. It will be blustery Sunday morning with winds decreasing through the day. A clipper system will move into the Northeast late Sunday into Sunday night and will bring some flurries as it moves through. High pressure will settle over the area Monday and allow for sunshine. However, the next system will be lurking as it moves through the Midwest Monday and into the Northeast Monday night. There is the threat for some snow or a rain and snow mix Monday night, which may linger into the early morning hours Tuesday. A nice warm-up heads our way for the remainder of the week.

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