Historic Snowstorm in Virginia…………Outlook Now-March 22: More Spring-like Weather to Settle In For A Bit Mid- to Late-MarchMarch 6th, 2013 at 9:59 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Up to 24″ of snow has fallen in Virginia with wind gusts to 55 mph! Storm will rake the Northeast with significant coastal flooding (though NOT Sandy-type flooding), up to 11″ snow in Massachusetts & gusts to 75 mph on Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Gusts of 55-60 mph may occur on Long Island with gusts to 50 mph in New York.
NOW AS FOR US…………
Tonight clouds will hang on with lows in the 20s. A few lake effect flurries/light snow showers have been occurring, mainly in our northeastern & eastern counties. These will diminish soon.
Watch for areas of black ice as wet pavement & slush re-freezes tonight-Thursday morning.
Some data suggests some of this low cloudiness may get locked in for part of tomorrow (at least broken cloudiness). I am hopeful we can erode this away, but the inversion is looking stubborn. If this cloudiness does hang on for a good while tomorrow, it may keep our temperature in the 30s tomorrow area-wide, rather than around 40. I will stick with around 40 for now with potential of the low clouds hanging on for part of the day (will go with low cloudiness just confined to the morning, then mostly sunny). With clearing tomorrow night, I prefer 21 rather than 24.
Mostly sunny skies will occur Friday with highs of 41 to 48 from northeast to southwest with lows Friday night around 31. Clouds will be on the increase Saturday.
I still like 54 Saturday.
I still prefer 55 Sunday. We may briefly drop to near 50 Sunday evening, but then rise to 62 overnight-Monday morning with widespread showers & some t’storms. It now appears a severe weather threat may get as far north as Evansville, Indiana (a slight risk). Potential exists for 1-2″ of rainfall Sunday-Monday (most of that Sunday night-Monday morning).
I am currently doubtful of 64-67 with 70 in the south. This is largely cold ground/snow pack induced, BUT I do see 70 on the horizon (see below).
Thinking temperatures will fall Monday during the day time.
FIRST 70 FOR PARTS OF THE AREA ON THE HORIZON………….OUTLOOK MARCH 12-20:
Warmer-than-normal pattern will roll on. After 40s Tuesday & Wednesday, 50s are likely next Thursday with 60s by Friday & 70 next Saturday & Sunday possible. Followed by showers & t’storms, it will chill & looks windy & chilly by March 22 with highs in the 40s.