Coastal Storm Offshore Not An Issue Except Briefly for Southeastern New England
This weekend puts between clouds with the old cold front offshore and calmer drier air to the west. A storm is forming off the North Carolina coast and that storm will move northward. It is well offshore and other than keeping the coast on the edge of some cloudy cover later tonight and early Sunday there are no issues. This low could throw back a some wet snow or sleet to Southeastern New England but other than that it will be a nice Saturday of some sunshine.
This has been a general lack of cold air not just in the Northeast and Mid Atlantic but practically everywhere else in the US. We don’t see that changing anytime soon but this weekend will be on the cold side and close to average for this time of year. For the first time this month highs today won’t get out of the 30s in many places and tonight’s lows will be in the 20s to lower 30s.
Due to the ocean storm and higher pressure to the west it will be a bit breezy at times today into Sunday morning until the low pulls away. Otherwise a clear night tonight into Sunday morning and a partly to mostly sunny Sunday are in store with lows tonight in the 20s inland and lower 30s along the coast. Highs will be into the 40s Sunday afternoon.
Next week sees little change in the overall warmer than normal pattern across the US and in the Northeast. Monday should be a nice day of sunshine with highs in the 40s as we will be in between a storm to the east of Cape Cod and the next cold front coming into the Great Lakes.
The storm system to our east will take awhile to get out of the way but as it hangs around Nova Scotia into Tuesday, the next weather system has no room to develop. In fact it will likely weaken as it moves eastward so that Tuesday we will see clouds and some sun. I’m going to leave the chance of a passing scattered shower or two in the forecast though it is conceivable that no showers at all survive the trip across the Appalachians.
Tuesday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 40s. Wednesday looks like we could see sunshine for most if not all of the day as the Tuesday system pulls away and the next weather system for Thursday holds off until the second half of the day. Wednesday highs will be in the mid 40s north to lower 50s south.
We likely see rain Thursday afternoon into early Friday morning as the next storm system tracks from the Plains to the Great Lakes (what else is new), and that will be followed by another system taking a similar track next weekend. The non-winter winter continues and there is no signs of any changes in the next 10 days.
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