Another Cold Morning Temperatures Bounce Higher Colder Weekend
This morning’s lows were almost as low or in some cases even lower than what we saw yesterday when we set records. Today’s records however were a few degrees lower than yesterday so we finished above those levels. This was quite a cold three day stretch for sure and now it is time to get those temperatures to bounce higher today. The trouble is the bounce is merely a dead cat bounce and not necessarily something that meaningfully changes what is going on in the Northeast. Clouds have arrived in response to warmer air but that will cut back on heating today. We should see highs bounce back into the 40s in most places.
Not much is happening on the radar this morning nearby. We are seeing some light snow moving across the lower Great Lakes with a little light overrunning. Tonight we should see temperatures essentially hold in the upper 30s to lower 40s with clouds gradually sinking southeastward toward morning.
Friday we see a bounce into the 50s with some sunshine. The front has very little with it but it does have a cold high behind it. The push of this cold high is more to the east than it is to the south so the Northeast and the Northern MIddle Atlantic states will be colder again Saturday and Sunday though not at the level of what we just saw. While this is going on we have low pressure off the southeast coast of the US which is going to evolve into a strong gale over the weekend.
The big high across New England initially keeps this low suppressed so at least for Saturday we will have a fair amount of sunshine but high temperatures will only be in the 30s. How the high moves across New England and the Maritimes or how much it holds on will determine the track of the low to the south.
If if enough of the high holds on we could see some mix precip in New England out of this. More of the precipitation impacts New England rather than areas from New Jersey westward. Meanwhile this low gets rather strong off the Carolina coast and will likely bring gales and heavy rains to that portion of the Southeast coast late Saturday into early Sunday. We also may see another low follow this one for the middle part of next week. As far as Sunday goes we will likely have lots of clouds around with highs just in the 40s. For now we will wait to see if we need to put in some rain into the forecast.
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