The big nor'easter passed just a bit too far west yesterday for the city to get hit with much snow. The gradient of snowfall is impressive, ranging from less than three inches at Islip to the east, to 5-10 inches across the city, up to more than a foot in Rockland and Westchester Counties to the north and in Bergen and Essex Counties to the west of the city. Two feet of snow fell in Orange County and almost three feet of snow was observed near Binghamton.
The massive storm is centered over northern Maine this morning and will quickly make its way toward Nova Scotia. We may see brief periods of snow showers this afternoon as moisture wraps its way around the departing storm. No accumulation is expected.
That moisture will eventually lose out to the arrival of an Arctic high pressure system that will make for a cold and windy afternoon. The high will barely move out of the mid 20s and with westerly winds blowing at 20-25 mph it will feel much cooler than that. Today will be the fifth consecutive day where the temperature is at least ten degrees cooler than normal. That hasn't happened since the extremely cold month of February 2015.
As the Arctic high moves eastward things will warm up slightly but don't expect a return to February's warmth anytime soon. Tomorrow's high will be in the lower 30s but with a strong westerly breeze it won't feel that warm. Friday though should be pretty pleasant with a high near 40. Saturday, though, is looking cruddy as a storm dipping down from Canada could give us a mix of rain and snow.