Brutal Morning Lows Single Digits To Below Zero But 40s Are Back Sunday
This is the coldest morning of the winter season for many areas in the Northeast and Northern Mid Atlantic and, for most, it is colder than it was back at Christmas. Below zero and double digit below zero readings were recorded just north and northeast of NYC into New England including Southern New England. Below zero readings also were recorded in Northeast Pennsylvania, parts of Northern New Jersey and upstate NY.
The good news is that it is one and done and the core of the cold air is pulling out today. Temperatures will bounce nicely higher this afternoon with lots of sunshine. Highs should reach the middle and upper 20s in most places. The rapid departure of the cold air mass means that tonight’s temperatures won’t be as low and it will actually feel downright balmy with lows in the teens to lower 20s.
There are no issues on the satellite or radar as today leaves us under mostly sunny skies and other than some passing clouds tonight it should be partly to mostly clear. Winds will shift to the southwest and that will allow us to warm up quickly Sunday with no worse than partly sunny skies. The bitter cold will be a memory and high temperatures Sunday afternoon will be well into the 40s. That means 40 to 50 degree temperature swings in 24 hours.
Next week across the Eastern US looks to be mostly on the quiet side with warmer than normal temperatures all week long. Two cold fronts will be passing through. The first Tuesday night into early Wednesday and the second later Thursday into early Friday. Neither front will have much weather associated with it.
This leaves us in warmer than average temperatures all week long. Low pressure moving off the southeast coast heads straight east Sunday night and rain with that should remain offshore if only just, and some clouds will probably get thrown back near the coast Sunday afternoon. Otherwise it will be dry with some sunshine Monday and Tuesday with highs both days in the upper 40s to some lower 50s.
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