Parts of the tri-state region will get brushed with snow by a storm passing to the south on Friday. Spring fever then moves in for next week with temperatures well above normal.
The quick-moving system will cross through the Tennessee River Valley, move off the coast of the Carolinas and head out to sea. High pressure in Northern New England will be fighting off a lot of the moisture associated with storm, limiting accumulations across the city, Long Island and points north.
The snow could start as early as midnight across areas west and south of the city. The light snow should spread overnight across the region affecting the morning commute. The snow will taper off west to east through the afternoon.
Fortunately, with temperatures around the freezing mark during the day and the higher angle of the sun, much of the snow will melt upon contact with the ground. Most of the region could get anywhere from a coating to an inch in spots, with Long Island getting as much as 2 inches. South of the city has a better chance of 1 to 3 inches and as a result, Winter Storm Advisories have been issued through Friday morning.
Skies quickly clear Friday night into Saturday, with a mostly sunny day with highs in the lower 40s. A weak system from the Ohio Valley will cross through the region late Saturday into Sunday, bringing the chance a snow shower but the sun should break out by Sunday midday. That system could give a dusting or a coating in spots. By the afternoon, highs will be in the mid 40s.
High pressure moves in and a big warmup develops for next week. By Wednesday, highs could be in the mid 60s.