EVENING: Increasing clouds and mild. Temps in the 40s.
TONIGHT: Cloudy, Stray Showers. Very Light Rain. Lo 35.
THURSDAY: Early AM Showers, Then Clearing & Windy. Hi 45. Winds NW 15-25 mph, Gusts up to 45 mph.
A few showers are pushing through tonight before winds begin to increase by morning. Temperatures remain above freezing tonight and through much of Thursday. Plan for very strong winds by Thursday afternoon with sustaining wind speeds of 15-25mph and gusts up to 45mph.
The winds pulls colder air into the northeast US and Friday will feel significantly colder than recent days. Daytime temperatures on Friday will struggle to warm above freezing. This sets the stage for a storm that will bring a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to start the weekend.
All of us will see a period of snow beginning Saturday morning, after sunrise. After a few hours of snow, most of us will have transition to sleet and perhaps some freezing rain for the majority of the afternoon. An icy crust will form on top of the snow Saturday afternoon, and travel is expected to be impaired.
We expect this storm to wrap up Saturday evening, likely between 6-8pm. Colder air follows for Sunday and into the start of next week.
We will continue to fine tune the weekend forecast. Be sure to check back for updates.
-Meteorologist Eric Finkenbinder