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Dec 27th
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N.J. weather forecast: Rain, wind, and cold

weather022412_optBY STEVEN DiMARTINO

An area of low pressure over the Ohio Valley this morning will lift northeast towards New England by this evening producing a wide variety of weather impacts on the Philadelphia and New York City areas today.

A mid level disturbance ahead of the advancing warm front has produced an area of snowfall over northeastern Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, the Hudson River Valley, and much of Connecticut this morning. This disturbance will rapidly exit the region by 8 a.m. but will have produced a wintery mix of one to three inches with locally higher amounts in these locations. Elsewhere, with temperatures above freezing, periods of moderate to heavy rainfall has moved through.

The low pressure system will lift northeast this afternoon and evening, forcing the warm front slowly through the region followed by a strong cold front which will lead to periods of moderate to heavy rain showers. Winds will veer from the east to the southwest and then northwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 50 mph at times through tomorrow morning. Temperatures will rise into the mid 40's to lower 50's for highs this afternoon and then fall into the upper 20's to mid 30's for lows tonight.

High pressure will gradually build into the region tomorrow morning and remain in control through Tuesday with tranquil weather conditions. Temperatures will moderate through the period, but cool conditions can be expected this weekend. Temperatures this weekend will range from the mid 20's to lower 30's for lows and lower to upper 40's for highs. For early next week temperatures will moderate into the mid 20's to lower 30's for lows and mid 40's to mid 50's for highs.

A strong area of low pressure will produce periods of rainfall on Wednesday followed by high pressure on Thursday with clearing skies. Temperatures will range from the upper 20's to upper 30's for lows and mid 40's to mid 50's for highs.


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