NWS ups totals on how much snow we could get

NBC10 First Alert Weather Blog: Roller Coaster Weather: Warmth, Then Snow, Then Bitter Cold Over the Next Few Days

An inch of snow is expected Saturday, tapering off in mid-afternoon.

This past winter was one of the warmest ever recorded in Mid-Missouri, as most of the winter was dealt a hand of spring temperatures.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect in the Lehigh Valley region until noon Friday for 2 to 4 inches of snow.

It's all starting Thursday night with rain that will change to snow after midnight Friday.

The snow is still not expected to accumulate on roadways, but will leave them wet throughout the day.

Saturday night, temperatures will fall back into the midteens again, according to Barthold, who said the normal low at the Ronkonkoma airport for this time of year is 30 degrees.

The "most likely" map has 4 inches across southwest CT and up to 7 inches in the "potential for this much" scenario.

In the wake of the clipper, arctic air will arrive on a gusty northwest wind to late Friday into Saturday.

Total snowfall for the season to date in Newark, as of February 28, was 20.6 inches, or 2.4 inches below normal. Visibilities could be as low as a half-mile at time.

The snow is expected to fall until about 10 a.m., then scattered snow showers are possible throughout the remainder of the day on Friday.

"It will be cold and dry for the remainder of the weekend, with lows in the upper teens Sunday morning and highs reaching the upper 30s Sunday afternoon", Schaffer said.

Volatile weather is not atypical for March, Nick said, adding that growing up in Upstate New York prepared him for large amounts of snow.

Despite elevated surface temperatures, the weather service warms that local untreated roads will become snow covered and slippery, especially at higher elevations north of Interstate 78. Northwest wind 15 to 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 28 miles per hour.

Tuesday. Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 14.