Bitter Cold Blast Friday into Saturday
Impressive Rebound In Temperatures Sunday
Get ready for a lot of volatility in temperatures over the next few days. Today will be relatively quiet with passing clouds and partly sunny skies. To the south the next and last in a series of waves will be moving east. This wave brings nothing here but it is the catalyst to bring down a very quick shot of bitter cold air. However that is not today. Today’s highs will be in the lower 40s in most places. A cold front will pass through early Friday morning and that begins the temperature decent. Temperatures by Friday morning will be in the upper 20s to around 30 so Friday’s high temperatures will be the temperature at midnight tonight.
This arctic front comes through with hardly anything other than clouds and you can see on the radar the rain to the south is coming east so we are going to see bitter cold air with no snow cover. Friday will be a windy day with some sunshine and temperatures that will fall to the teens during the afternoon. Winds will be gusting 30 to 40 mph at times especially inland. There could be some ocean effect snow over Eastern Long Island and Southern New England Friday into Friday night. By Saturday morning it is going to be brutally cold with lows single digits to below zero from south to north.
There is nothing to hold the cold air in so as fast as it comes in, it goes out. From the bitter cold lows Saturday we will see those temperatures actually recover rather nicely by late afternoon as temperatures rebound into the 20s and in some places like Southern New Jersey and points south it makes it back to 30. Look for sunshine Saturday with winds slowly easing as the day wears on.
Winds will shift to the southwest Saturday night and they will increase and become rather gusty on Sunday. This means temperatures into Sunday morning probably won’t fall much below Saturday highs. More impressive are the Sunday highs which will reach the low and middle 40s. Some places will see 50 degree temperature changes from the Saturday morning low to the Sunday afternoon high. Sunday highs will be in the 40s. Next week looks mostly dry until perhaps late in the week when we have a chance for showers. Temperatures all week long should be above average and there are no major storms of any kind in sight.
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