Thursday 9 a.m.
Today's video shows the forecast for the Great Lakes and Northeast from today through the weekend.
With a high pressure area becoming stationary over the Northeast, fine weather will continue through the weekend. There will be a gradual warming trend with an increase in humidity next week, so midsummer style weather will return.
Meanwhile, the easterly flow south of the high pressure area will send increasing amounts of moisture inland, primarily from Maryland to Georgia. Cloudiness then rain will spread north from the Carolinas. It appears the wet weather will not advance much beyond the border of Pennsylvania and Maryland, but we'll have more on that issue during the next couple of days.
Here is a photograph taken somewhere in the Northeast this morning. Maybe you will recognize it.
This draft forecast map shows the heaviest snow from the upcoming storm is likely from northern Illinois to northern New England. Tomorrow afternoon, conditions may range from blizzard conditions in central New York to spring style thunderstorms in southern Pennsylvania.
This is the chameleon month of March. Always searching for a sense of identity, its days stagger through punches of waning winter, dance with the sunlit caresses of coming spring and hide behind thick clouds through the wind-swept battles between the two.
In the early to middle part of next week, there could be a hint of spring in the region from Illinois to New Jersey. This is a forecast map for next Tuesday morning. The average rain-snow line is midway between the last blue dashed line and the first red dashed line, and.... is that a daring daffodil???
There is uncertainty about how far north a storm from the Gulf states will come on Friday. This morning's NAM is rather bullish on the system. However, it suggests milder weather for the Northeast for a while this weekend before the next cold front arrives.
Many people have requested some real spring weather in the Northeast. Looking out two weeks with the European model, it still looks chilly on this flow aloft forecast for March 19.
This map shows accumulations as of 8 a.m. They have continued to increase since then in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.