That was close! Over two feet of snow fell across the city, Long Island, and New Jersey on Saturday, but, as the satellite image shows, the ground was bare a mere 60-70 miles north of here. While this was an extreme example, a sharp gradient like that is very typical of nor'easter snowfall. The official amount of snow observed in Central Park was 26.8 inches, a tenth of an inch below the record and only 1.3 inches away from the average total winter snowfall over the past 30 years.

A good chunk of that snow cover is going to disappear over the next couple of days. First, a high pressure system should let in lots of sun this afternoon, letting the temperature climb a little above freezing, where it will remain through tomorrow morning. The high pressure system will move to the east of the region overnight. Combine that with a strengthening upper level ridge and we'll see a bit of sun, southerly winds and a high Tuesday in the lower 40s. There is a slight chance of rain tomorrow night as a cold front passes through town.

The cold front is pretty weak, so look for more melting on Wednesday and Thursday as the daily highs range from the upper 30s to lower 40s. Another nor'easter is going to develop later in the week, but whether that storm passes close enough to give us snow is not yet clear. For the moment it looks like this next storm will give us a glancing blow, with maybe an inch of snow late-Thursday or early Friday, but we'll know more later in the week. Once that storm threat passes it looks like we will be in for an extended stretch of warm weather with highs in the mid 40s expected next week.