Spring is still over a week away but Mother Nature will deliver a preview over the next few days.
Temperatures will be in the lower to middle 50s Monday throughout the region, rising to the upper 50s Tuesday, according to NOAA. Some interior areas could hit 60 degrees Tuesday. On Monday, the forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, followed by a mixture of sun and clouds Tuesday.
A storm is likely to impact the area on Wednesday, but it’s expected to be more wet than white for the area, according to John Homenuk, lead forecaster at New York Metro Weather.
“A low pressure system tracking over our area from the southwest has little or no chance to produce winter weather nearby,” he said. “Forecast models, at this point, are in good agreement that it will track too far north for snow or wintry weather in much of southern and central New Jersey and New York City, with the exception being the northern suburbs where a period of wintry weather is possible at the start and finish of the event. Those are details which we will have to iron out as the event draws nearer.”
The storm is likely to deliver heavy rain and gusty winds, but precise details are still unclear.
“The axis of heaviest rain remains uncertain and will likely come down to the intricate details of the phasing systems and, accordingly, the development and placement of the warm front,” Homenuk said.
The storm then departs late Wednesday, and some snow showers may develop as temperatures fall, according to NOAA. After a cold, blustery day with daytime temperatures around freezing, a quick moderation trend begins Friday, with temperatures possibly back into the 50s by Saturday then dropping to end the weekend.