Snow for the Jersey Shore and Near the Great Lakes
A low pressure center moving along the East Coast will swipe areas from the Chesapeake to Long Island with a round of snow later this afternoon and evening. Winter Weather Advisories are in effect and include Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia.
The low is expected to stay well offshore with a path in the Atlantic Ocean. On the far northwest side of the system, moisture will build back to the coast for a few hours in the late afternoon and early evening. 1″ to 3″ of accumulation is possible, enough to slow down the evening commute. The snow should end before the overnight.
A well established flow of cold air funneling over the warmer waters of the Great Lakes is creating more lake effect snow bands across Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. The heaviest areas of snow are expected east of Lake Ontario, near Erie, PA, and in northern Lower Michigan where up to 8″ of additional accumulation may occur.
A weak low pressure center is currently spinning north of Lake Michigan, providing additional energy to fuel the snow squalls. The low will begin to push to the east tonight as another system approaches from the west. As the wind direction shifts and temperatures warm slightly aloft, the lake effect snows will diminish for Saturday.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels