Happy Halloween!

What an eventful weekend it was for weather nerds like myself!  Portions of New Jersey and western Massachusetts saw up to two and a half feet of snow fall.  That’s an epic storm for mid-winter standards, yet alone late October.  Satellite images of the storm were pretty amazing looking.  The system had the look of a hurricane by late Saturday.  All in all, it will go down as an historical event for the Northeast.  Closer to home, not a lot of snow fell here in the High Country.  The most I saw on CoCoRaHS was something like .3 inches at Beech.  However, Snowshoe saw a foot from this storm.  They’ve already had a pretty active month up there.  Massanutten received 3-4 inches and their webcam was featured on the Weather Channel Saturday morning.  It was pretty cool to see!  Everyone saw some pretty chilly temperatures though, and while we will warm up a little bit this week, cooler weather will remain across the region.

An upper level disturbance will move across the region later today.  We’ll see some sunshine but it will be pretty cloudy for the most part.  A very isolated shower or two is possible this evening but nothing of real significance.  Temperatures for the trick-or-treaters tonight will be pretty chilly, with temperatures dipping down to around freezing overnight.

High pressure builds into the region tomorrow, remaining until Thursday.  Temperatures will warm a bit each day, with Wednesday looking particularly nice.  Overnight lows will be pretty chilly though.

A cold front will move through Thursday night.  Showers are expected during the late afternoon and overnight hours before tapering off early Friday.  High pressure builds into the region behind the front, meaning a very pleasant weekend looks to be in our future.  Happy Halloween everyone!      

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