Last Weekend of Winter Sunshine Cold Dry
Weather Systems Head East Next Week
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Last Weekend of Winter Sunshine Cold Dry Weather Systems Head East Next Week
We are finally here to the last weekend of Winter 2020-21 and we are seeing a cold front passing through and moving offshore later today. This front doesn’t have much with it. Just a few showers are showing up on the radars this morning. So we bring the front through and then we should see improving weather conditions later today.
Radars over us are very underwhelming showing some patchy scattered showers. Many won’t see any as the front passes. Then the wind turns west and we should see decreasing clouds and increasing sunshine as the day wears on. Temperatures today will be mostly in the 60s. The wind will be picking up later today and tonight with gusts to 40 mph or more at times. Wind Advisories are in effect from NYC and the Northeastern Counties of New Jersey north and east into the Hudson Valley and Southern New England.
The weekend will be relatively uneventful other than the fact that the 70s are gone for now and not coming back anytime soon. We should see some sunshine with highs mostly in the 40s Saturday. Sunday we will see a weak cold front pass through early and an even colder shot of air arrives later in the day. Highs will reach the 50s before the colder air moves in.
Features in the upper air are a deep trough off the East Coast and a standout strong system in the Colorado Rockies. Snow there this weekend will reach several feet in some places. The upper trough to our east and the northwest flow will hold on into Monday. This will be a cold day with sunshine and highs just in the upper 30s to middle 40s.
The Colorado snow storm will be moving eastward and with the deep trough to the east, it will weaken as it moves eastward. Only the GFS model series holds it together and shows precipitation arriving later Tuesday starting as snow or freezing rain and then changing it to rain.
All the other global models weaken this lead system and take the bulk of what is left of it to the south. It would seem to make sense given the strong trough to the east suppressing and leaving little to no room for any system to survive. For now we will just call for increasing clouds for Tuesday. A stronger low will come out of the Southwest US and it brings a better chance for widespread rain on Thursday.
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