Saturday Sunshine High Clouds Warmer Sunday Monday Arctic Front Tuesday
This was the coldest morning the Autumn season so far and it has been a rather interesting one from the stand point of frosts and freezes. They seem to have come on time for areas in the Northeast & Middle Atlantic States. In parts of the south frosts and freezes seem to have come a week or two earlier than average. As far as the coldest of the Autumn, that will likely be taken out next Wednesday morning as an even colder air mass arrives.
Before that of course we have what is a rather nice weekend. We are seeing some high clouds to the west across Pennsylvania and Ohio. Warmer air trying to come eastward but first arrives aloft. It will veil some of the sun later today. That will also hold temperatures down somewhat as highs will reach the upper 30s to lower 40s in most places. There are no issues on the radar today.
Tonight as winds bend to the southwest and the arrival of some more clouds, temperatures are likely to be higher though inland areas with clear skies and light winds could drop down into the 20s. By Sunday morning we should all be edging up into the 30s. That sets up for a Sunday of clouds early followed by sunshine and a southwest wind. Highs will bounce back into the upper 40s to mid 50s.
Monday we see an arctic front approaching but we will have to wait until early Tuesday for the front to pass. Much of Monday will be nice with sunshine giving way to perhaps some afternoon arriving clouds. Highs will reach the mid to upper 50s.
The arctic front swings through here late Monday night early Tuesday morning with a narrow band of showers that could briefly change to some snow before it ends. This is a fast round of minimal precipitation with this front because it will all be over with before midday.
While this system does rhyme with the one from Thursday it is a bit more robust with its snow potential. Across Northwest Pennsylvania to Central and Northern New England this could be the first significant snowfall of the very young winter season.
Once the arctic front passes we move on to what will be an air mass that is even colder than the one we just experienced. By Wednesday morning we will be in the teens to low 20s across much of our zone from Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England. Areas upstate and well inland will be down in the single digits. Watch on the loop below of temperatures and how they change from Monday through Wednesday.
The cold lasts into Friday of next week and the recovery will be slow. We will likely be in the upper 20s to mid 30s in many areas for high temperatures both Wednesday and Thursday from Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England. Wednesday night will see lows in the teens to lower 20s in most places. We will ineffective sunshine both Wednesday and Thursday until the core of the cold air moves out to the East. The pattern of very cold air masses will relax somewhat beginning late next week and into the longer range through mid month. No major storms are on the horizon for next week.
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