Freeze Warning Overnight Chilly Rain Late Friday into Saturday Morning
During the afternoon hours the winds picked up and you could feel the added cold in the air on gusty northwest winds. Temperatures today had a tough time making it above the upper 40s and lower 50s. Now we are headed for a very cold night ahead with skies clearing out and winds slowly dropping. Temperatures area headed down to near freezing in most areas with the exception of the warmer urban centers around Washington, Philadelphia and NYC (though it could be close.
While the clouds over the northeast which look like someone dropped popcorn all over the place finally fall apart tonight the clearing will be short lived as low pressure comes out of the Central Plains and heads east to the Delaware coast Friday night and early Saturday morning.
In the meantime on the regional radar there are still some scattered showers across parts of Pennsylvania and upstate NY but they should disappear after sunset. Some of those showers are showing up on the local radars as well but they should disappear as well.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
LOCAL RADAR PHILADELPHIA
On to the daytime Friday which will bring increasing clouds. Low pressure will bring rain late in the day Friday and Friday night from west to east. North and west of the coast across Northern Pennsylvania and on the NY side east to the Catskills there will be some snow.
This afternoon’s run of weather models supports this idea. The system is relatively weak. There isn’t much inflow from the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico is virtually shut off. The thinking is a coating to a few inches or a bit more in elevation.
Rainfall amounts from this system will be on the order of 2 to 3 tenths with perhaps a bit more as you head east of NYC. The rain should move out Saturday morning with some improvement Saturday afternoon. Friday’s highs will be in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Saturday ‘s highs could make it into the 50s if we see improvement in the afternoon.
Sunday should start with sun with clouds arriving in the afternoon. Highs will reach the 60s away from the ocean. The thinking is the front passes and a storm comes out of the Southeast and moves northeast off the North Carolina coast. The low looks to move northeast and that will probably bring some rain to coastal areas Sunday night into early Monday morning. Barring a last minute move left which we don’t expect, look for improving weather conditions Monday afternoon. Highs Monday will be in 50s. Next week is another busy week with a cold front and some showers Tuesday night into Wednesday and then perhaps something stronger late in the week.
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