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Spring like conditions followed by a shot of winter

Spring like conditions can be expected through tomorrow afternoon as a storm organizes over the central Plains and the lifts northeast towards southern New England by Thursday morning.  A shot of winter like conditions will return by Thursday but will quickly exit for the end of the week.


Scattered clouds can be expected through this afternoon with an isolated shower possible but not likely.  Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph, increasing to 10 to 20 mph by tonight.  Temperatures will rise into the mid to upper 40's over the northern interior, lower to mid 50's over the New York City metropolitan area and western suburbs of Philadelphia, and upper 50's to lower 60's for the Philadelphia metropolitan area to the New Jersey coast.


Clouds will increase tonight as the storm develops over the Plains and tracks towards the Ohio River Valley by tomorrow morning.  Showers will develop by the morning hours however most locations will remain dry.  Winds will be from the southwest at 1o to 20 mph.  Temperatures will range from the upper 30's to lower 40's over the interior and lower to mid 40's along the coast for lows.


Periods of rain will develop by tomorrow afternoon and continue into tomorrow night.  A few embedded thunderstorms will be a threat with wind gusts up to 50 mph, heavy downpours, and occasional lightning.  The rain will eventually end as a period of light snow with a dusting to an inch of snow possible over portions of northeastern Pennsylvania, the Hudson River Valley, and Connecticut.  The accumulating snowfall is expected to remain well north of the northern Mid Atlantic over the Mohawk River Valley of New York and over New England.  Winds will veer from the southwest to northwest at 15 to 30 mph with higher gusts.  Temperatures will rise into the upper 40's to mid 50's over the interior, upper 50's to lower 60's over the New York City metropolitan areas, and lower to mid 60's over the Philadelphia metropolitan areas for highs.  Temperatures will crash into the mid to upper 20's for lows on Thursday morning leading to a significant threat for black ice throughout the region.


High pressure will take hold on Thursday afternoon with clearing skies and winds from the northwest at 10 to 20 mph.  Temperatures will barely move with highs in the upper 20's to lower 30's throughout the region.


High pressure will be in control through Saturday night with clear skies and tranquil weather conditions.  Temperatures will range from the mid to upper 10's for lows and lower to mid 40's for highs on Friday.  On Saturday, temperatures will range from the lower to mid 30's for lows and lower to mid 50's for highs.


A cold front will move through the region on Sunday with a few isolated showers.  High pressure will follow for Sunday afternoon through Monday with clear skies.  Temperatures will range from the mid to upper 30's for lows and mid to upper 40's for highs on Sunday.  On Monday, temperatures will range from the lower to mid 20's for lows and mid to upper 30's for highs.

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