Friday 10 a.m.
This has been to "do-over" storm from New York City to parts of the Philadelphia area. When the New England coastal storm made its first pass at the region, there was no snow accumulation. The storm expanded as it slowed, and a batch of precipitation swept southward on the west side of the storm's circulation to give a couple of inches near Philadelphia and more than 7 inches immediately north of New York City. In Boston's western suburbs, a number of places have gotten more than a foot of snow.
However, the storm will gradually release its grasp on the region later today and tonight. Much milder air will spread eastward from the Midwest during the weekend and early next week. Here's more:
This National Weather Service map shows snow accumulations for the 24 hours ending around 9:30 this morning.
On this satellite picture, we see the plume of moisture advancing northeastward from the Ohio Valley.
In this picture, the sun had set as seen from the ground. However, sunlight was able to light up the clouds from below to create this look outside my home:
Now, drier air has arrived, and most of the Northeast will have abundant sunshine today and tomorrow.
A front that will usher in slightly less humid air for the Northeast tomorrow will trigger locally strong thunderstorms today.
Thunderstorms will continue to erupt near the northern edge of the heatwave, enhanced by a series of disturbances rippling along in the upper air flow. This is the NWS Storm Prediction Center's severe thunderstorm outlook for today
... the main upper air steering current moves eastward across the northern Plains, then dives southeastward toward the Middle Atlantic states. The core of this current defines the rim of the hottest weather and serves as a conduit for clusters of thunderstorms.