Rain Ends Weather Conditions Improve Weekend Chilly Mostly Dry
Our warm front has moved on through and the rain from overnight and early this morning are moving out with it. Now we can move on to slowly improving weather conditions with still a lot of leftover clouds around on the satellite pictures this morning. We will have to wait for the cold front to pass this afternoon. Temperatures have risen overnight into the 50s and 60s and we will settle in the 60s today. Perhaps we could see some clearing of skies with breaks of sunshine developing this afternoon.
Radars both regionally and locally are showing the rain moving eastward with the bulk of the rain now in New England and some showers across Southern Virginia and North Carolina. All of this should be gone by this afternoon and the radars can go on a break for awhile.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Tonight skies will clear out tonight and we will cool off to the 30s to near 40 by morning. Then Saturday we have cold air spreading across Southern Canada. Saturday should start with sunshine however we do have a wave coming out of the southwest that is moving eastward so some high clouds will come into the mix Saturday afternoon. Highs will reach into the 50s in most places
The low coming out of the southwest will be weakening as it moves eastward as an upper high builds in the Eastern US. The precipitation with it will be weakening as well. There is an outside chance for a rain or snow shower Saturday night as the low slides southeast offshore. Other than that the weekend will be quiet. Clouds Saturday night into Sunday morning will give way to some sunshine with highs reaching again into the 50s. Monday should be a nice day with sunshine and highs reaching the 40s to around 50.
While the longer range pattern favors colder air moving down into the US from Canada, it doesn’t support these colder air masses locking in. The pattern is two progressive where everything moves from west to east. This allows the next cold front to approach and move through Monday night into Tuesday with the likelihood for some showers. Highs will be in the 50s. Then another chilly high comes in for the middle of next week. Remember that average temperatures are rising 1 degree every 3 days or so. By the middle of next week average highs in our area will be reaching above 50. Even though we are seeing a colder pattern it is all relative and it gets harder and harder for any chances for snow and those chances remain slim or none.
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