Winter Weather Update

Sunrise Temps. will be near freezing again as winter returns to Delmarva.

Sunrise Temps. will be near freezing again as winter returns to Delmarva.

Here is a detailed update as of 5 PM Wed. Jan 4th on the cold and snow coming our way.

Updated: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM by Meteorologist Dan Satterfield:


Tonight: Mostly clear, breezy and much colder. Low 28-30. Wind: NW 8-16 mph. 

Thursday: Sunny early then increasing clouds. Quite cold, with cloudy skies by later in the afternoon. High 38. Wind: NW 6-14 mph.

Thursday Night: Cloudy and cold with snow developing after 10 PM. Snowfall accumulations from a heavy dusting to 1.5 ” by 7 AM. Low 27. Wind: N 3-9 mph. Lighter snow south of Salisbury with just a dusting most likely. Heavier snowfall expected north of a line from Easton to Milton, where up to 2.5 inches may fall.

Friday: Snow ending by 9 AM. Slow clearing, cold and breezy. High 34-36.   Wind: N 6-14 mph.

FORECAST DISCUSSION: A strong Arctic cold front is pushing through the entire region this evening and temperatures will begin to steadily drop tonight, reaching the upper 20’s by sunrise. Skies have cleared and it will stay clear tonight as the dry Arctic air arrives. Clouds will increase on Thursday with cloudy skies by afternoon as a fast moving storm system approaches Delmarva. This storm system has the potential to bring some snow to the area late Thursday night into Friday morning. Model agreement is poor, but a heavy dusting of snow is likely by early Friday morning and a stripe of 1-2 inches of snow is possible. The better chance of over an inch of snow is across central/northern areas. Skies will clear Friday, but it will stay unseasonably cold with highs only in the mid 30’s. The snowfall forecast is subject to change as we get closer to the event late tomorrow!

Another snow event is possible late Friday night into Saturday morning as a low-pressure system passes by to our south. This system looks rather far south, but if it tracks farther north as indicated by some guidance, then a heavier snow event over Southern Delmarva is possible.  It will turn even colder Saturday and Sunday as the brunt of an Arctic air mass moves into the area. Highs Saturday through Monday may not reach much above freezing or stay below. Lows will likely dip into the teens Sunday and Monday mornings. Temps. will moderate by Tuesday and Wed. of next week.


THU: Gale Warning Tonight: NW 5-15 knots. Seas: 2-4 ft.
FRI: N 10-20 knots. Seas: 2-3 ft.


THU: W 5-10 knots. Seas: 1 ft.
FRI: N 10 knots. Seas: 2-3 ft.


THU: Gale Warning Tonight: W 10-15 knots. Seas: 2-4 ft.
FRI: N 10 knots. Seas: 2-3 ft.