National Weather Summary for Tuesday, January 23, 2018
by David Moran, on Jan 23, 2018 10:45:59 AM
Freezing rain and snow will continue for portions of the Northeast through early Wednesday as an area of low pressure moves out of the region. Thunderstorms may develop across portions of the Mid Atlantic ahead of a cold front. Elevated winds and seas will continue for portions of the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of a cold front.
- Freezing Rain and Snow Continuing for the Northeast through Early Wednesday
- Risk for Thunderstorms Tuesday for the Mid Atlantic
- Elevated Winds and Seas for Portions of the Gulf of Mexico through Tuesday Evening
Freezing Rain and Snow Continuing for the Northeast through Early Wednesday
Freezing rain and snow will continue for portions of the Northeast through early Wednesday morning as an area of low pressure moves out of the region. Snow accumulations of 1-3 inches with isolated higher amounts in excess of 4 inches are forecast from southern New Hampshire into southern Maine. In addition, freezing rain accumulations will range 0.10-0.20 inch. Across northern Maine, snowfall amounts will range 7-12 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 15 inches. Freezing rain accumulations of 0.15-0.30 inch are expected.
Major Cities in Region: Concord, NH, Portland, ME, Augusta, ME, Bangor, ME, Caribou, ME
Risk for Thunderstorms Tuesday for the Mid Atlantic
Showers and thunderstorms are moving through the region ahead of a slow-moving cold front. Although these storms are not particularly strong, a few might produce severe wind gusts. The threat should end as the storms move offshore later this morning and early this afternoon.
Major Cities in Region: Richmond, VA, Norfolk, VA, Philadelphia, PA
Elevated Winds and Seas for Portions of the Gulf of Mexico through Tuesday Evening
Elevated winds and seas will continue for portions of the Gulf of Mexico through Tuesday evening. Winds will be northerly at 20-25 knots with gusts in excess of 30 knots. Seas will range 2-4 feet near the shore and 5-8 feet in the deeper waters.
A Look Ahead
Fairly tranquil conditions are expected after Wednesday morning. An area of low pressure off the coast of British Columbia will bring a front into portions of Washington and Oregon, resulting in some rain and high elevation snow. By Thursday, light to moderate snow will move into the Northern Rockies. Some light mountain snow may develop over the Pacific Northwest on Friday, Into the weekend, a cold front may bring showers and thunderstorms to portions of Louisiana on Saturday.
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