Cold air over the region will remain in place through tonight and into tomorrow, with temperatures running a solid 15F+ below the averages for the time of year…as highs on Wednesday only top out in the lower to middle 20s. The unseasonably chilly air comes courtesy of a shot of arctic air which has infiltrated the lower 48 states this week.
In addition to the late season arctic cold, we have a little snow event on the horizon.
A quick-moving storm center will approach the region Wednesday evening and spread a shield of snow into the area, yielding a light to moderate snow event during the overnight hours.
We should expect flurries and light snow to develop during the late evening hours (say 8 to 10PM?) and gradually become a steady, quiet snowfall throughout the remainder of the night…tapering down to flurries and scattered snow showers during the morning hours.
Total snowfall should be in the 2 to 4 inch range…and it should be quite light and fluffy and easy to move. That said, there are likely to be some slick, snow-covered roads and sidewalks first thing Thursday morning and it wouldn’t be surprising to see some delays.