April snow showers: Snow expected in the tri-state this weekend

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NEW YORK -- April showers, and possibly snow showers, are expected in the tri-state area this weekend.

An unusually cold day is on tap to start the weekend.

The normal high for this time of year should be around 58 but it may not get much above 40 Saturday. Combine that with a small storm coming at us from the midwest and the word snow has to be mentioned again.

This area of low pressure will move directly towards us spreading it’s precipitation into our area early Saturday. The storm will likely strengthen somewhat as it moves off the coast Saturday night.

AC Snow Totals 3 Update 2014

So the way it looks like it will play out is for a nasty Saturday, clearing out Saturday night then better weather on Sunday, though still chilly for this time of year.

As for precipitation type, it certainly will be cold enough to have wet snow mixed with rain. Keep in mind, it’s very hard to get snow to stick at this time of year, especially if it’s a daytime event, as this will be. However, any snow that still may be falling in the evening could leave a slushy accumulation of a coating to an inch or two, especially on colder surfaces.

With temperatures falling into the 20s Saturday night, slippery conditions may develop and hamper travel.

It will clear out on Sunday but still chilly for this time of year. Highs will stay mostly in the 40s.

The good news is there are continued signs that this winter-like pattern will begin to re align next week. There will be a threat of rain showers but temperatures will finally get back to more springtime levels next week.

AC Story PM 2014 Update