Monday January 23 – The strong Nor’Easter off of the Mid Atlantic coast may bring up memories of our record snowstorm a year ago, but this time the cold air is in short supply. However there is some cold air both feeding into the storm and being generated by the intense Low Pressure. This is the same system that was responsible to multiple deaths in the tornado outbreak over the past two days in the deep south. Below is the 24 hour water vapor satellite loop showing the rapid circulation of this storm. It its impressive! Watch a few loops and see the Low reform along the coast. This is where the true gradient can have explosive development which will take place tonight. We are on the back edge of this, just getting clipped by the cold air and moisture as it moves towards New England.
24 Hour Water Vapor Satellite Loop
As this rapidly develops and moves up the coast, it will pull the cold air and some snow on the back side. This will swing through the northern half of our area overnight.