In this video, we see how fine weather visits the Northeast as the weekend storm moves slowly away. But... what comes next?
In the meantime, there has been enough snow, sleet and freezing rain to cause very slippery conditions from southern New Hampshire across central and western Massachusetts, parts of Connecticut, and into the Hudson Valley. Between 6 and 10AM, snow accumulated several incheds and caused very slippery driving and walking conditions in central and western Long Island. This picture was taken at Commack, NY. It was their heaviest snow of the month!
This pressure analysis shows the northerly flow of chilly affecting the East Coast and the southerly flow of warmer air the Tennessee Valley to the Great Lakes. With weather systems moving from west to east, we expect the cold to ease significantly from central New York State to Virginia as warmer air reaches Detroit, Chicago and St. Louis. Tomorrow will be much warmer from DC to Boston. Note the narrowness of the high pressure zone... being hemmed in by the storm to the east and the next storm coming from the west.
Looking ahead to <strong>next</strong> weekend, the Mothers Day Weekend, we see quite a difference between the GFS model and European models on where cold Canadian air is heading at 2 a.m. Sunday.
Rain is spreading across the Middle Atlantic states today. Dampness will linger from southern New York state to Virginia tomorrow even as the main rain area moves offshore.
For the rest of the week and this weekend, the upper-air "steering winds" will be arranged in two separate streams. The northern branch will send air from central Canada toward New England.
In the Northeast today, the low pressure area shown on this map will move to the East Coast today, pulling the front south as a cold front. Showers and gusty thunderstorm will affect areas south of the front while steady rain and gray skies are common to the north...
This map shows predicted temperatures for 2 p.m. ET today. This is about two hours before the daily high temperature is often reached. Note how close the chilly and warm air masses are to each other in the Northeast and eastern Canada.
Tomorrow is the anniversary of the birth (in 1564) and death (1616) of William Shakespeare. For this weekend, we expect no Tempest in the Hamlets of the Northeast because no Merchant of Menace will be nearby.