March came in like a lamb Tuesday with plenty of sunshine and highs nearing 60 but the winter lion still has some roars left in it.
“The change will happen rapidly,” said NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Bill Henley. “We’ll see some rain tomorrow morning – in fact, it comes in early in the morning – and is going to blow right on through, the wind will clear it out in a hurry.
After the rain blows out, some sunshine should peek through the clouds but don’t expect a warm-up.
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“The wind is going to keep the temperatures from going anywhere – we’ll be in the 40s in the morning, we’ll be in the 40s in the afternoon – and the wind chill will be back,” said Bill.
The cool down continues into Thursday with highs struggling to get out of the 30s under partly sunny skies.
Overnight Thursday into Friday is when snow could move in. It’s still early but the system, which will mostly remain to the south, could drop some measurable snow on parts of the region.
“The clouds will increase at night and we could see some light snow develop by late Thursday evening into Friday morning,” said Bill. “This is where the computer models differ.
The usually more reliable European Model gives it a later start while the American model brings it in on Thursday night. If the storm moves in Thursday night, “That could potentially give us a couple of inches of snow ending on Friday,” said Bill.
The snow could impact Friday commutes and possibly schools but as of Tuesday morning it was still too soon to know exactly what could happen.
Sunshine returns Saturday with highs in the 40s and only a slight chance of showers Sunday, as a couple of small clippers could move through but without much precipitation.
Keep checking back for more updates from the NBC10 First Alert Weather Team as the snow threat gets closer.