Major Storm Exits Nice Weekend Warmer Temperatures Begin Sunday
A major storm is offshore and moving away to the east northeast. This brought some snow on Cape Cod and the islands of Southeastern New England along with strong winds. We have seen skies partially clear out across the interior northeast and the clearing process will continue from northwest to southeast as we move through the day. It is a breezy day with gusty northwest winds. Sunshine should be able to take temperatures into the low and middle 40s. There are no issues on the radar now that the coastal storm is well offshore.
Skies tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the 20s to lower 30s. Then we start to see temperatures rise on Sunday. High pressure moves off the southeast coast of the US on Sunday and we begin a warmer westerly flow. This should take highs quickly into and through the 50s with sunshine.
Monday is the day where high pressure and a west wind will take temperatures even higher. How high will depend on how much sunshine. The temperature forecasts for Monday have been edging higher each day and I have made the case that more sunshine means an extra 4 or 5 degrees to these numbers. Highs close to 70 are certainly possibly especially away from the ocean.
Tuesday brings the next cold front and the first of 3 weak systems for the new week. It will still be warm on Tuesday with highs in the 60s. Look for arriving clouds with the chance for showers later Tuesday into Tuesday night as the front passes through.
There is a second low that comes out of the Plains that will pass through here Wednesday night and Thursday. This is the system that some weather models were trying to do something with regarding snow for the snow starved I-95 corridor and once again this will amount to nothing. Wednesday will be dry with some sunshine before some clouds arrive. Highs will be in the 50s to near 60.
Some areas might see a few rain showers Wednesday night into Thursday. There could be a few snow showers in the mix well north of the coast (nothing new here). Then we dry out Thursday to be followed by another cold front on Friday with a few showers. That leads us to a dry chilly next weekend…and it this point we are half way through the month of March! No major storms are on the horizon.
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