Clouds will increase from the west to the east early this evening. Snow will develop in the same direction later this evening into the middle of the night. This snow will continue through the overnight and into the morning hours on Friday. The snow will be briefly heavy, especially in areas south of I-80. Accumulations by morning will be 1-3” in most areas between I-80 and Route 22 with over three inches in places farther to the south. Because of this a winter weather advisory is in effect for the counties along and south of Route 22 from later this evening until 8am tomorrow.
Roads will be slick first thing Friday, but that snow will taper to scattered flurries early in the day. This time of the year, roads do improve fast thanks to a stronger sun behind the clouds. The rest of Friday will feature more clouds than sunshine with these scattered flurries. Highs on Friday will be in the lower to middle 30s. Another weak front will move through the area on Saturday with a fair amount of clouds but just the chance for some flurries, maybe sprinkles. Highs on Saturday will be in the 30s to near 40. A stronger storm system will approach the region on Sunday. There is still a lot of uncertainty with this system though there is a good chance it will cause some slick to hazardous travel. Snow or a mix of snow and ice will develop during the afternoon and then last through Sunday night. As this storm system pulls off to the east, it will turn windy and colder for the start of the first full week of March. Highs on Sunday will be in the 30s but it may start to turn colder later in the day. It will be quite cold and windy with snow showers and highs in the 20s. The wind will make it feel even colder than that. Some places will drop into the single digits Monday night. The core of the cold air will be around Tuesday with despite some breaks of sunshine and highs in the 20s. Temperatures will drop into the single digits in most places Tuesday night. Wednesday will be partly sunny but cold with highs in the 20s. Clouds will start to increase on Thursday and it will stay chilly into the following weekend.