Very Slow Improvement Clouds Linger No Issues Tonight Or New Years Day
The improvement of weather conditions on this New Years Eve has been very slow to materialize. We still have lots of clouds. We still have low pressure sitting over Northern Lake Michigan. We still have a secondary low sitting just to north of Cape Cod. We still have snow going on in Maine (What else is new?) and we have lots of left over clouds overhead with hardly any thin spots. I was hoping we would get some drying to allow the sun to poke through the clouds this afternoon but that appears to be elusive. At least we are done with the rain so no showers are forecast for the rest of today and tonight for the arrival of the New Year. Temperatures are in the 40s for the most part and likely to stay there into tonight with readings down in the upper 30s and lower 40s around midnight. We should start to see a little bit of clearing overnight.
There is some colder air to the west across Western Pennsylvania and Western NY and we are about to see some lake effect action develop this afternoon into tonight but it will wind downd early Wednesday. Some snow showers could briefly make it to the Catskills but I don’t expect anything to make it down to the coast. By morning we should be in the low to mid 30s.
New Years Day should be a better day with more sun and fewer clouds and most highs will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s. Thursday looks like we will have sunshine giving way to arriving clouds with highs in the 40s as the next weather system and cold front head our way.
Friday and Saturday looks like 2 days of clouds with occasional rain or showers around. We have gulf moisture that will be surging northeastward bringing clouds and showers late Thursday night into Friday. Then a second surge for later Friday night into Saturday comes from a low that moves to the lower Great Lakes and eventually redevelops in the Gulf of Maine. There is no cold air in the mix here so it is all rain for most except for areas far to the north in Upstate NY & Northern New England. Temperatures will be headed higher Friday in the mid 40s to lower 50s and Saturday we will be in the low to mid 50s. Colder air follows with a trip back down to more seasonal temperatures Sunday into Monday. The pattern is getting more active again however for now there isn’t much in the way of cold air to produce snow events around here. More on the long range on our Patreon weather platform. Happy New Year.
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