Warm Weather Continues Weekend Storm Southeast US
Might Graze Coast With Rain Sunday Night
Low pressure in Illinois is heading northeast into the Western Great Lakes. The track of the low is so far to the west that it won’t produce much in the way of rain. There are some scattered showers around but as the radar shows, most of them are light and they should mainly set up across Upstate NY and interior New England. That leaves us with clouds and perhaps we could see some breaks of sun through the clouds later in the day. Temperatures with a south wind ahead of it will be mostly in the 50s though if the sun makes an appearance in a bigger way, some warm spots to the south could see highs close to 60 degrees.
Tonight the cold front associated with this system will pass with perhaps another chance for a scattered brief shower. Otherwise it will just be a night of leftover clouds and lows in the 30s to around 40. Friday looks to be a breezy day with sunshine. The air behind the front is not colder than the air ahead of it at least initially so this should leave us warm with highs reaching the mid 50s to around 60 degrees.
I don’t see much happening this weekend that will create issues. Saturday looks to be okay with no worse than partly sunny skies. Temperatures however will be a bit lower though as cooler air comes in from the north. Most highs Saturday will be in the 40s.
The cold front that comes through tonight will stall out along the Carolina coast south into the Northeast Gulf of Mexico. Energy diving into the Deep South will force a low to develop along the Gulf Coast and then head move to along the Carolina coast Sunday. A vigorous upper air feature will likely create dynamic cooling conditions in the Southern and Central Appalachians and those areas will see some snow out of this.
The upper flow across the Northeast US will be from the west and there doesn’t seem to be anything in that flow to force this storm move northward. I’m expecting this low to get ejected later Sunday and Sunday night to the east northeast. This leaves us with a Sunday where we will start with some sunshine but clouds will increase from south to north with highs in the 40s. Sunday night into Monday morning coastal areas from New Jersey to Long Island and Southern New England could get grazed with some rain but it should’t amount to much.
Once the low goes by we are left with more of the same next week with no real cold air and warmer than normal temperatures will continue all week. There might be some rain chances mid and late week. Long range there are absolutely no signs of any pattern change coming in the next 2 weeks and that could mean that we may finish February with no measurable snow, following the trend of the entire winter.
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