Bitter Cold To Severe Weather Risks Later This Week

Bitter Cold To Severe Weather Risks Later This Week

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Bitter Cold To Severe Weather Risks Later This Week

This was a very cold morning no matter which way you look at it. Actually given the time of year where the average high is in the low to mid 50s, I think it is fair to call this a bitter cold day. It would be the equivalent of a day in January where lows will be down in the single digits and highs just back into the teens.  At least we will see a good deal of sunshine today and while it is still going to be breezy, it should be manageable. Highs will reach the upper 20s to near 30 north and northwest of NYC and middle to upper 30s south and southwest of Philadelphia as the map above shows. The satellite shows some bands of clouds with lake effect snows in upstate NY gradually winding down today.

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Tonight skies will be mostly clear and it will be another very cold night with lows in the mid to upper teens inland and low to mid 20s coastal areas and warmer urban locations. The core of the cold air moves out on Tuesday and we should see a bit of a temperature bounce higher. However we will still be running 10 degrees or more below average.

A warm front will be approaching and moving through Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. There will be some clouds ahead of the warm front and Wednesday morning there could be some spotty rain shower showers. Temperatures Tuesday night will probably not drop far off from Tuesday’s highs. Wednesday temperatures will have a problem rising given a wind off the ocean and waiting for that warm front to go by. Most highs will be in the 40s.

Thursday is going to be an interesting day. Warm air will be surging northward up the East Coast. South of wherever the warm front winds up, we will see severe weather risk. We have all the pieces for showers and thunderstorms later Thursday or Thursday evening as a cold front passes. Highs Thursday will be in the 60s and 70s.

The Storm Prediction Center continues to indicate risk in their day 4 forecast for Thursday from North Carolina to New Jersey. Since we are still in the long range part of their forecast, it is worth paying attention to. Once this front passes it will turn chilly behind the front Friday and into the weekend but the air mass behind the front is not anywhere near as extreme as we what we are experiencing today. PATREON members, see the earlier post today with more on the severe weather risk for Thursday.

 

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