Tristate Faces First Significant Winter Weather Event of Season
It could happen. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Weather Statement suggesting the region could see ice and snow later this week. The data is preliminary, but it appears that a winter weather system is taking shape and heading our way. Here are the full details . . .
From the National Weather Service:
...WINTER WEATHER IMPACTS PROBABLE LATE THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...
AN ARCTIC FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY NIGHT
AND ESTABLISH COLD AIR ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
MEANWHILE STRONG FLOW IN THE UPPER LEVELS OF THE ATMOSPHERE WILL
CARRY DISTURBANCES FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ACROSS THE REGION.
THE DISTURBANCES WILL LIKELY GENERATE WINTRY PRECIPITATION IN
THE COLD AIR BEHIND THE ARCTIC FRONT...ESPECIALLY LATE THURSDAY
MAINLY RAIN...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SLEET IS FORECAST THURSDAY.
THE PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY TRANSITION TO FREEZING RAIN...SLEET
AND THEN SNOW THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AS THE INVADING COLDER
AIR DEEPENS FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE REGION.
WHILE IT IS STILL TOO SOON TO FORECAST SPECIFIC AMOUNTS GIVEN THE
EXPECTED TRANSITIONAL NATURE OF THE PRECIPITATION...CONFIDENCE IS
INCREASING IN OUR AREA SEEING A RESPECTABLE AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION
ACCUMULATION. THIS WILL LIKELY TRANSLATE INTO WINTER WEATHER
IMPACTS OVERNIGHT THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.