Isn’t it a little early for snow? Not really. I remember just three years ago TODAY(October 28 2008) where over 8″ fell across NW NJ and into the southern tier of New York. Elevation has something to do with that and the other part is a cold air mass in place. History loves to repeat itself and it’s no surprise that this scenario is setting up the way it is.
Friday will be dry, but chilly. With a north wind a high around the lower 50s will feel more like the middle 40s with the wind gusting over 15mph at times. Overnight clouds will increase with lows into the lower 40s(acting like a blanket to keep in the “warm” air from the previous day).
Saturday will start off cloudy with moisture working from south to north by mid morning. Temperatures will hold steady across I-95 into the 40s, but in higher elevations in NW NJ, the Poconos, and the Catskills the temperatures will be right around freezing so any moisture will be frozen right off the bat and then temperatures will drop a few degrees due to evaporational cooling to ensure it stays all frozen. In the major cities and the coast it will stay into the 40s until the low starts to pull away by the late afternoon and evening; cold air will rush in, allow the temperatures to drop down into the 30s, and any leftover precipitation will briefly changeover to snow. No accumulation is expected except maybe a slushy inch or two on the grass and on cooler surfaces(secondary streets and sidewalks).
Sunday will be dry and sunny. It will be chilly with temperatures around 50 degrees.
Halloween Monday will be mostly sunny and we’ll warm up into the middle 50s. Tuesday we may crack 60 with enough sunshine!
Have a great weekend, stay dry(and warm), and be sure to follow my updates on my Facebook Weather Page!