Quick Shot of Cold Friday Saturday Brings Rain
Showers Thunderstorms & Warm Temps
We have a mostly quiet day ahead with sunshine at least into the afternoon. Low pressure is east of the Carolinas and moving away. Just becoming visible on the satellite loop are clouds around the Great Lakes. This is due to a cold front and and upper trough that will be swinging east and moving across the Northeast tonight. Temperatures today will be in the low to middle 50s.
We didn’t see much of this during the actual winter season but we this cold air boundary. Technically it is an arctic front but this time of year temperatures don’t exactly conjour up deep winter cold. Ahead of the front there is a sharp line of rain and snow showers and that will pass overnight. Winds will shift to northwest and we will see colder temperatures down to the 20s to near 30 by Thursday morning.
The average high temperatures this time of year are in the low to mid 50s so Thursday we will likely be about 10 degrees below that with highs just in the low to mid 40s. We will however see a good deal of sunshine. it may be a bit breezy at times especially during the first half of the day but winds should ease in the late afternoon.
Let’s move on to Friday and Saturday. A strong storm will be coming out of the Norhtern Plains and head across the Great Lakes Friday and Southeastern Canada Saturday. This is going to set a rather turbulent period of weather with clouds increasing Friday and some rain developing Friday afternoon. Temperatures will be in the 50s.
Friday evening into the first part of Friday night we will have rain as a warm front pushes through. Once the front passes our winds will go southwest and actually get rather strong and gusty into Saturday. A cold front will the approach and we will see showers and thunderstorms later Saturday.
In between we will probably see temperatures shooting up into the 70s in many locations. We probably will see winds gusting to 40 mph at times both ahead of the cold front and behind it when the front passes. Windy conditions will continue into Saturday night and early Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms late Saturday will move offshore and some sunshine should return Sunday along with cooler temperatures.
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