Quiet Weather Hanukkah Christmas No Major Storms Lurking
We continue to emerge slowly from the recent shot of cold air that covered the Northeast and Middle Atlantic States. High clouds have been masking sunshine all day. These high clouds are coming from low pressure that is developing in the Northeast Gulf of Mexico and heading for the Southeast US coast tonight and Sunday. There is no mechanism in the jet stream to bring this system up the eastern seaboard as the jet stream flow remains split in two and there is no system in the northern branch to force a more northward track. This leaves us dry through Hanukkah and Christmas with no real issues.
Even though we have lots of high clouds the radars remain quiet for the most part in the Northeast & Middle Atlantic States. Tonight look for some high clouds and temperatures which are in the 30s this afternoon probably won’t drop too far as they settle in the 20s to lower 30s by morning.
Sunday will bring a nice jump in temperatures with some sunshine and clouds. Highs will reach up inot the middle 40s in many places. Monday we are going to set up with a warm northwest wind as a storm sits well to our south and a weak cold front sits to our north.
Monday should be the warmest day of this stretch of moderation with clouds and some sunshine. Highs should reach the upper 40s and lower 50s. Christmas Eve sees that weak cold front pushing through as high pressure builds to our north. The air with that high is not all that cold. Nor do we have much moisture to play with so other than some clouds, we should see some sun in the mix. Highs will be mostly in the 40s Christmas Eve with no rain or snow issues at all.
Christmas Day looks fine with clouds and some sunshine with highs in the 40s. There will be no major storms going on across the US. Weather conditions will be quiet for the most part in the US with only parts of the Rockies and Southwest US seeing snow on Christmas Day and some rain coming into California. The quiet period of weather in the east will run for a few additional days before the pattern changes again to one that is more active and we will start to see the return of cold air masses as the year ends and January begins.
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