Has it been a long time sense we have had a significant ice storm throughout the northeastern Untied States, find out if one is on the way soon or not. You might know already if you look down at this map, please read the article below the map to learn more about this possible serious ice storm threatening the northeast.
As you can see the ridge and trough are clearly showed. You have temperatures in the middle 30's in Ohio and middle - upper 20's in most of Pennsylvania, except the extreme western parts. Also you see temperatures in New England are quite cold because those area's are the farthest away from the approaching ridge coming from the southwest. Now below are another two maps at 66 hours still with the NAM.
So know you might be thinking in your head that it would most likely be snowing in New England, right? Actually, if you look closely at the model this is a surface temperature forecast representation. Once again there will most likely be warm upstairs and cold air at the surface resulting in freezing rain likely in interior New England, and possibly coastal. By the way this is on Monday night at 7:00. This looks to be the most intense part of the storm for New England. Now keep in the back of your mind also all of this in New England could be snow, where I am saying freezing rain, but for now I am going with freezing rains for about 60% of the storm in interior southern New England, along with about as a preliminary forecast around 2 - 6 inches of snow possible in interior southern New England. Also possibly 1 - 3 inches in eastern and northern Pennsylvania, as well as eastern New York and possibly central and western New York.In terms of ice and freezing rain accumulations, those are still unknown because the possibilities of this storm. It really all depends on what event arrives first, the ridge or the storm. I think storm. After this storm there will likely be a two day warm up but then getting very cold again by late next week. There is still some uncertainty associated with this storm event for early Monday morning - late Monday night. This event is painted out yet and I will continue to bring you the latest weather updates and developments for this storm and other events.
Be sure to check back here later today for another update on this possible major ice storm to hit the northeast and midwest. As you read, I mainly focus on the northeast but anybody from the midwest, be sure to keep up ti date on this event. See you guys later in the next update!
- Student Forecaster Josh Adams