Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Snow tries to move away off to the east through the day today, and in its wake we should start to see some moderating temps. Light snow this morning will bring an additional coating to an inch or two. Temps are going to be on the rise through the day today. We may not get much above normal, but we should be significantly warmer than what we saw over the past few days.That warm air continues to build through the weekend and into early next week. Saturday, we see a few more clouds in the north but sun in the south. Then Sunday partly sunny skies should be in over the entire state. The warmest air arrives for Monday with temps in the 50s to near 60. However, clouds will be building, and we can’t rule out a few scattered showers after noon and toward evening. Moisture totals there will be limited to a few hundredths or a tenth, with coverage at 30%.Additional rain sweeps across the state for Tuesday late afternoon through Thursday morning. We are raising our overall rain potential for the event to .5”-1” combined through the entire 2 to 2.5 day period. There can be some changeover to snow in northern areas overnight Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, but then we go back basically to all rain through the balance of Wednesday. We should see 90% coverage out of this precipitation event. The map at right is a look at the potential set up Wednesday night.Colder air comes in behind the system for Thursday midday and afternoon. We can see some snow in northern areas with little to minor accumulations, and then a little more rain south. Clearing begins at midday Thursday and should yield increasing amounts of afternoon sunshine. Colder air takes temps to below normal levels. WE continue with partly sunny but cold condition for next Friday through the following weekend.The extended period still has 2 threats of precipitation. We are toning down the action for the 11th, with only a smaller chance of light snow and minor accumulations. However, the moisture shifts farther back in the period to our second system around valentine’s day through the 15th. Moisture there looks more impressive, and we will allow for either rain or snow. Temperatures look prone to big swings over the next 2 weeks.
A photojournalist with a prominent Hindi daily and his brother were shot dead in Saharanpur district on Sunday morning following an altercation over disposal of cow dung, police said. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced an ex-gratia of ₹5 lakh each for the kin of the deceased, however, the Samajwadi Party and the Congress slammed the ruling BJP over the alleged collapse of law and order and failure to provide adequate compensation. Ashish (23), a photographer with Dainik Jagran newspaper, and his brother Ashutosh (19) were killed by their neighbour Mahipal Saini and his sons, Senior Superintendent of Police (Saharanpur) Dinesh Kumar P. said. “In the midst of an argument, Mahipal and his sons entered the house of Ashish and Ashutosh and shot them. Locals rushed the duo to a nearby hospital, where the doctors declared them brought dead,” the SSP said. Three teams have been formed to nab the culprits who are absconding, he added. “Chief Minister has taken cognisance of the Saharanpur incident wherein the journalist of Dainik Jagran and his brother were shot dead by the assailants,” a statement issued here by a senior Uttar Pradesh government official said. “SSP Saharanpur has been directed to initiate the strongest action. The State government stands by the bereaved family,” the statement added. Reacting to the incident, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav expressed grief over the deaths. , and demanded that the guilty be brought to book at the earliest. ‘Inadequate assistance’“During the regime of the SP government, the kin of the deceased used to get ₹20 lakh as immediate financial assistance. The BJP government should do at least this much,” he said. AJay Kumar, Leader of Congress Legislative Party in the U.P. Assembly, demanded the resignation of the Chief Minister.