Quiet Weekend Weak Weather Fronts Next Week Attention Shifts Southward
We have arrived at the end of the week and weather conditions have improved somewhat overnight. There are weak cold front in the flow and this should keep precipitation to a minimum this weekend with no issues until Sunday night. In the meantime today it is a little colder than yesterday. We do still see patchy clouds on the satellite loop and this should leave us in partly sunny skies today with most highs reaching the lower 40s. Radars are showing some snow showers in Upstate NY coming off the Great Lakes but these are of no concern to us. There will be a few clouds around tonight so lets call it partially clear skies with most lows in the 20s to lower 30s.
Let’s move on to the weekend. A week cold front moving today across the Eastern Great Lakes will basically fall apart before it gets here and that leaves us with a rather nice Saturday of partly to mostly sunny skies. High temperatures will be on the mild side, in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees.
The next cold front approaches the area Sunday. This front also will be stronger as it approaches and then it gradually weakens with some snow going by to the north Sunday night into Monday morning and some rain going by to the south and that leaves us pretty much with a partly sunny day on Sunday with highs reaching the upper 40s and lower 50s.
The weakening front will produce a few clouds Sunday night into Monday morning and just to be on the safe side forecast wise I will mention the chance that there could be a scattered shower or two running around but on the whole I think the front basically passes through with little in the way of any activity.
At the same time a wave moving across the Gulf States Sunday with rain will move off the South Carolina coast and move eastward so we should see no issues from this. Monday look for some early clouds gradually giving way to some sunshine. Monday highs will be in the 40s. Next week sees a different pattern across the Eastern US as the northern jet stream from Canada shifts further to the south.
This shift in the pattern now means that the northern jet stream will bring down some colder air but nothing especially cold. It will now also shift the storm track to the south and given the broad westerly nature of the flow, it seems any weather systems moving along in the southern part of the jet stream winds up getting suppressed to the south. This would mean that places like Virginia and North Carolina are more likely to see rain and snow while the Northern Mid Atlantic remains colder but mostly on the dry side. It is hard to see how this suppressed look to the pattern produces any issues next week so for now we will go with what should be a dry week and a dry start to the month of February.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS & F5 WEATHER FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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