Christmas Lights Hanging Weather Weekend
Christmas lights are a lot easier to put up outside when the weather is warm then when its frigid. Therefore it would be wise to take advantage of the warm weather to do the outdoor Christmas lights, and other decorations. The only issue will be whether there may be a few spot showers around during Saturday and Saturday night.
While the satellite looks impressive in terms of the moisture feed that is begin shown, it really isn’t much of the moisture on the northern edge of that tropical feed. The ridge along the east coast continues to weaken anything that comes into its path and this will be no different. Keep your eyes on the radar loop today to see how much of the showers to the north actually survive today. Some will and it will probably be for northern areas from North Jersey to New York City and Long Island Northward to the Hudson Valley and Connecticut during Saturday. The area then shifts southward to central and South Jersey and Southeast Pennsylvania Saturday night into early Sunday morning.
Rainfall amounts will be under a quarter of an inch and in many areas under a tenth of an inch. The cold front moving through will take its time so there will still be some leftover warm air with highs in the 60s in Central and South Jersey with 50s further north.
High pressure builds in from the north on Sunday gradually shifting the cloud line southward so skies should be come partly to mostly sunny in northern areas north of New York City during Sunday morning and by early afternoon in southern areas from Philadelphia to South Jersey (South of 195) southward. Temperatures will be in the 40s in the Hudson Valley Sunday and in the 50s south. Sunday night into Monday morning low will be in the 20s to lower 30s in most areas. Monday looks dry with sunshine and highs mostly in the 40s.
Tuesday we see low pressure heading into the Great Lakes and high pressure moving out to the east since there is no blocking at all. Rain will move in from south to north during Tuesday morning and we should see rain everywhere Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night. Temperatures should make a climb back into the 50s.
The rest of next week looks dry with chilly conditions but temperatures are only going to go back to near normal for this time of year. Wednesday through Friday we should see some sunshine with highs in the 40s. It might get a little colder toward the end of the week and into the weekend but nothing unusual at this point and it does not appear that there will be a storm threat along the east coast late next week or next weekend based on the overnight model runs of the GFS at least. The northern part of the jet looks too strong and suppresses a southern system well south. We will check the other models in the morning to see if they go along with this idea.