If you want variety in your weather, Saturday is the day for you! Snow then rain - watch the temperature for freezing rain - it's all over by evening. Total snowfall amounts are hard to predict - it all depends on how much rain we get mixed in. http://www.weather.gov/okx/winter for predicted amounts and connect for forecasts for nearby areas. PRECIP TO START AS SNOW FOR ALL AREAS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW SHOULD BECOME MODERATE TO HEAVY FROM SW TO NE BTWN 4-7AM ... 1+ INCH SNOWFALL RATES POSSIBLE SATURDAY MORNING.
FOR THE NY/NJ METRO AND COASTAL PLAIN...THAT ENOUGH WARM AIR GETS IN ALOFT FOR A CHANGE TO MAINLY LIQUID PRECIP (RAIN/FREEZING RAIN) FROM MID MORNING INTO EARLY AFTERNOON. A BIT FARTHER N AND W...THIS WILL LIKELY BE A MIX OF SLEET...SNOW...AND FREEZING RAIN. WHILE INTERIOR PORTIONS OF NE NJ...LOWER HUDSON VALLEY...AND SW CT WILL LIKELY BE MAINLY SNOW THROUGH THE EVENT.
SO A 1-2 HR TIMING DIFFERENCE IN CHANGEOVER COULD BE A 1 TO 3 INCH DIFFERENCE IN SNOWFALL. FOR THE NYC/NJ METRO AND COAST MOST OF THE SNOW ACCUM SHOULD BE LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY SAT MORNING. A GENERAL 2 TO 5 INCH RANGE STILL LOOKS REASONABLE THERE...WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS ACROSS NE NJ...LOWER HUDSON VALLEY...AND SW CT. AGAIN WITH BEST BANDING POTENTIAL AND WESTWARD MODEL DRIFT ACROSS INTERIOR PORTIONS OF THE SW CT ZONES AND PUTNAM COUNTY...5 TO 8 INCHES EXPECTED THERE..
Maybe Monday's storm will miss us as the models are trending to keep the storm well to the south of us.