Very Warm Weekend Record Highs Possible Into Monday
Week Ahead Outlook & Tropics
We are in the grips of a warm air mass in the Northeast and Northern Mid Atlantic states this weekend and that means we will see temperatures the next 3 days running 15 or more degrees above average. Some record highs are possible especially at stations that have smaller data sets. Most records today sit in the middle to upper 70s and we may come close this afternoon. As is typical of days this time of year we have more nighttime than daylight and that leads to overnight low clouds and fog that burns off once we get a few hours of daylight. No rain is forecast today anywhere in Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England.
We have a very warm night ahead of us where temperatures are not going to fall much if at all. Most lows will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s and that is also about 15 or more degrees above where we should be. Sunday we have a cold front approaching from the west. That front is producing showers and thunderstorms today from the Ohio Valley to the Deep South however this front is going to weaken rather quickly as it nears Sunday afternoon.
Sunday we will have low clouds and some fog around and then we should go to some sunshine. We will call it partly sunny for Sunday and again we could see some record high temperatures in the afternoon. Highs will reach the middle to upper 70s.
We could see a few showers reach into Eastern Pennsylvania Sunday afternoon but that should be as far is gets. The weather front will take its time passing through on Monday which will leave us with one more vary warm day of possible record highs into the 70s with chanageable skies along with some sunshine.
Changes begin Tuesday as a large high strengthens and drops southeast from Canada and builds across the Northeast and Mid Atlantic. This will bring a return to average temperatures for this time of year as highs Tuesday will not get out of the 50s. Wednesday will be cooler still with highs in the low to mid 50s. To the south we have a tightening pressure gradient setting up from Southern Virginia down to Florida and low pressure east of the Bahamas stands a high chance of becoming a tropical or subtropical storm later this week. The high will keep it dry and cool here into Friday. We will have to watch the possible tropical system along with a new cold front coming in late in the week. That could bring that tropical moisture northward for some rain later Friday or Saturday.
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