Back to Brisk, Brisk, and Chilly Today!!!
It will be even colder for the wekend coming up!
Today: Sunshine with a Chilly Wind High: 49
Tonight: Clear and Brisk Low: 36 in the City 26 in the Suburbs Wind Chills will make it feel colder!
Tomorrow: Sunshine to Start, then Clouds Increase High: 46
This morning's weather map is showing yesterday's storm that produced early morning rain
in the Tri-State Area located near the coast of Maine... And, there is also a weaker disturbance (its
lowest central pressure is about 1007 millibars, not the 995 millibars where the coastal storm is)
located in the Ohio Valley... We expect that second area of disturbed weather located well to the
west (and its showers of rain and snow) to dive southeastward this morning before it 'washes out'
over the central and southern Appalachians by early this afternoon... We'll have dry weather, and
temperatures mostly in the 40s -- expect a mixture of sun and clouds, too... Under a clear sky this
evening, temperatures should fall into the upper 30s in some outlying areas fairly quickly, but
most of the larger cities will wind up in the mid and upper 30s after midnight...
Looking ahead to tomorrow, there should at least be some glimpses of sunshine early as a ridge
of high pressure begins to retreat from the East Coast, drifting out into the western Atlantic...
Then, we will be turning the focus of our attention to the west once again, with high and mid level
clouds associated with a wave of low pressure in the Plains states starting to increase and
gradually thicken... As a result, most temperatures tomorrow afternoon will be in the mid 40s, and
there should be very little, if any change in temperatures tomorrow night as the clouds eventually
usher in rain... The body of low pressure, which we've been talking about since the week began, is
still expected to produce a tremendous amount of snow in Minnesota and Wisconsin during the
next 36 hours, and it will even cause rain in Chicago tomorrow to change over to snow late in the
day -- followed by some accumulation tomorrow night and early Friday...
Conversely, with a warm front pressing northeastward through the eastern third of the nation, there
will be a surge of somewhat milder air moving into the region -- and it wouldn't be surprising at all if the temperature
early on Friday morning climbed into the 50s for at least a while in southeastern New England,
parts of New York and especially in the mid Atlantic states... However, that will also be a time when
a decent slug of rain will be pushing northward, and the quantitative totals are still expected to be
in the 0.75" to 1.50" range between 8 p.m. tomorrow and midday on Friday... As the primary wave
of low pressure tracks northeastward into Canada on Friday, there will be a secondary wave of low
pressure forming early along the mid Atlantic coast, near the junction of the aforementioned warm
front and a cold front that will be wrapping around the feature located in the Great Lakes... This so-called
"triple-point" wave is what we expect to enhance rainfall along the coastal plain late
Thursday night and early on Friday before it, too starts its trek to the north and into Canada on
Friday night... So, after a thorough soaking tomorrow night and early on Friday, drier air should
eventually begin to filter into the area, spreading out across the area during the afternoon and
bringing the sun out for at least a short while.
While the secondary feature is expected to bring a decent soaking to areas east of the Appalachians
tomorrow night and early Friday, we must also be mindful of the fact that the barometric pressure field near
it is going to prevent the wind from becoming very strong, or for strong gusts in excess of 35 or 40 miles
per hour, until that clears the area -- and this won't happen until late on Friday afternoon or early Friday
night... So, our forecasts today will include a 'delay' in the mention of the onset of stronger winds, but they
certainly will be ushering in noticeably colder air for Friday night and the upcoming weekend...
Even though lake effect snow squalls are expected to only blast western and central portions of New York
State and Pennsylvania from late on Friday into Saturday, it is possible that a few snow flurries could get
pushed all the way to the coastal plain -- especially on Saturday... Weekend temperatures will be no higher
than the lower 40s on Saturday, and most places will be hard pressed to get out of the 30s on Sunday... A
dry and chilly pattern is expected for the beginning of next week, while a major snow storm is expected to
form in the southern Rockies late this weekend before reaching the central Plains during the upcoming
Have a good day!!!