April 16, 2021

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6:00 AM | *****Brunt of long-lasting major winter storm comes later today/tonight***** — Perspecta Weather

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6-Day forecast for the New York City metro region


Snow or mixed precipitation changing to snow and becoming heavy at times, windy, cold, highs near 30 degrees; N-NE winds at 15-25 mph; gusts to 35 mph


Mainly cloudy with snow, heavy at times, windy, cold, lows in the mid-to-upper 20’s


Mainly cloudy, cold, occasional snow that can be mixed with sleet and/or rain at times, windy, cold, low-to-mid 30’s for afternoon highs

Tuesday Night

Mainly cloudy, windy, cold, maybe a few lingering snow showers, mid 20’s for late night lows


Partly sunny, windy, cold, mid 30’s


Mainly sunny, breezy, cold, mid-to-upper 30’s


Mainly cloudy, milder, chance for rain and/or snow showers, low-to-mid 40’s


Mainly cloudy, chilly, chance for rain showers, mid 40’s


Low pressure will intensify off the Mid-Atlantic coastline today and push very slowly to the north as it encounters a blocking pattern in the atmosphere. The brunt of this winter storm will take place from later today into tonight as heavier rounds of precipitation work their way across southeastern NY and the winds will pick up in intensity as well. Any mixed precipitation early this morning should change back to all snow later in the day as colder air wraps around the intensifying storm off the Mid-Atlantic coastline. Given very strong dynamics in the upper atmosphere, there is the potential for “mesoscale” or small-scale banding later today and tonight containing brief outbursts of very heavy snow and possible rumbles of thunder. Total snow accumulations for this storm in the NYC metro region can reach the 12-18 inch range by later tomorrow.

Meteorologist Paul Dorian
Perspecta, Inc.

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