Well, the storm is nearly here, and it seems that most forecast models are in agreement for this upcoming storm. Since yesterday, there has been a trend toward a faster phase between the two lows tomorrow afternoon. As a result, I am bumping up snow totals for areas north of Philadelphia. A general 3-6 inches should fall in the city and its immediate suburbs. Central and Upper Bucks, Mercer, and Hunterdon will get 6-10 inches. In New York City, blizzard conditions are likely with totals reaching over a foot. Up in Connecticut and Massachusetts, final snow totals could come close to 30 inches! Without a doubt, this storm will be one of the strongest we’ve seen in the last 20 years.
Around the Philadelphia area, precipitation should start out as rain tomorrow afternoon. By tomorrow night, snow will start to mix in from north to south. By 2 AM Saturday, heavy snow should be falling for the whole Delaware Valley. The snow should end by Saturday morning.
Roads will be slick Saturday morning, especially in the northern suburbs. I would not recommend driving on the roads until noon or later on Saturday. High winds will also accompany this storm with gusts reaching 40-50 mph. Stay safe everyone. My next post will likely deal with the next storm coming on Valentines Day… until then…