Showers Thunderstorm Possible Early Friday Chilly Weekend Should Be Dry
We are setting up for a cold front arriving early Friday morning. Clouds and an ocean flow have kept things on the raw side today though some areas from Southern Pennsylvania southward have seen temperatures edge up above 60. That is part of the warmer air that will be surging up the East Coast tonight. Temperatures may actually rise going into Friday morning.
For now the radars are quiet both regionally and locally. We probably won’t see much activity show up on the radar until after midnight with the bulk of the shower and possible thunderstorm activity coming during the morning commute.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
All that said we are not expecting any severe weather from this as that will be confined to the Tennessee and Ohio Valley this evening and part of tonight until the front passes through. Once the front goes by, weather conditions will improve as we go through the day Friday. There is a secondary front that pushes through around midday with another shower chance before everything finally clears offshore. Temperatures will reach into the 60s early and then ease later in the day Friday.
Saturday and Sunday will be 2 chilly days. The cold front on Friday will stall out across the Ohio Valley and you see a wave that comes eastward. Colder air is spreading across Southern Canada to the Northeast and builds down the East Coast. However at the same time we have higher pressures aloft building in the Eastern US over the weekend.
You can see the ripple that comes out of the west disappears as it reaches the East Coast. The low weakens as it moves southeast toward the Middle Atlantic coast and falls apart along with a weakening area of precipitation. I think this puts us in some sun and high clouds for Saturday with highs just in the 40s. There might be a rain or snow shower Saturday night into Sunday morning especially south and east of NYC and Philadelphia. Otherwise it should be dry with clouds giving way to some sunshine on Sunday. Sunday’s highs will be just in the 40s. Next week likely brings another cold front with a chance for showers late Monday or Tuesday.
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