Weekly Weather Report February 8, 2010: More Snow on the Way
The Mid-Atlantic Coast region is still digging itself out from the major snowstorm (the “snowpocalypse” to some and “snowmaggeddon” to others) that settled over the region over the weekend. While the storm reached Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia in full force, it did not reach as far north as Boston, and gave New York City just a mild dusting.
This week, many of those whited-out Mid-Atlantic areas can expect more of the same. Predictions are calling for another sizeable storm to move through the Midwest and reach the East Coast by Wednesday. This new storm is expected to bring significantly more snow to the tri-state area and New England. According to weather.com, “Wednesday will be a day of heavy snow and gusty winds across the Northeast, with lingering snow showers across the Northeast into Thursday. Blizzard or near blizzard conditions are possible on Wednesday.” Severe conditions could include icy roads and low visibility, which could delay heating oil deliveries in many parts of the Northeast. So if your tank is low, you’ll want to schedule a delivery before Wednesday afternoon.
Temperatures will hover at or slightly below average throughout the Northeast on Monday and Tuesday, with coastal areas seeing highs in the low 30s and high-elevation areas further inland seeing highs in the upper teens. The storm that arrives on Wednesday is expected to bring slightly warmer temperatures that will last through Friday.