7:00 AM | Bitter cold continues with wind chills a major factor; snow showers possible tonight and a light-to-moderate snowfall on Friday
Partly sunny, windy, continued very cold with terrible wind chills values near or below zero, flurries possible, highs near 20 degrees
Mostly cloudy, breezy, snow showers possible, brutal cold, low teens
Partly sunny, windy with gusts to 30 mph, still very cold with horrific wind chill values, low 20’s
Mostly clear, bitter cold, lows in the middle teens
Cloudy, cold, a light-to-moderate snowfall during the afternoon and evening, low-to-mid 20’s
Partly sunny, windy, very cold, mid-to-upper 20’s
Partly sunny, still very cold, upper 20’s
Partly sunny, not as cold, mid-to-upper 30’s
It feels like a little piece of the North Pole broke off and came for a visit to the Mid-Atlantic region this morning with low temperatures near 10 degrees in Central Park. The brutal cold conditions that we have this morning will continue for the next couple of days and wind chills will continue to be a major factor with gusts up to 30 mph expected generating wind chill values of zero or below.
As far as snow is concerned, there are two different low pressure systems to deal with between tonight and the end of the week. For tonight, a fast-moving low pressure system will drop southeast from the Great Lakes region and it will spread snow showers later tonight in the Mid-Atlantic primarily just south of here from southern PA to northern MD/VA; nonetheless, there can be some activity around here later today and tonight.
Another low pressure system will head from the Midwest on Friday to the Mid-Atlantic coastline and accumulating snow is quite likely throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. At this time, this late week system appears likely to generate a light-to-moderate snowfall for the region on Friday afternoon and evening, perhaps in the 1-3 inch range, but stay tuned as important energy for this system is still way out over the Pacific Ocean. As a result, I believe the computer forecast models are not handling the situation well in their persistent weakening of this system. More very cold air will follow the Friday system for the upcoming weekend; however, moderation in temperatures is likely for a few days in the early and middle parts of next week. Beyond that, there are signs for more bitter cold Arctic air outbreaks.
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