Warmer Weekend Ahead Sunshine No Major Storms Around Rain Later Monday
We are finally at the precipice of the weekend and it looks to be a very good one with sunshine both days and warming temperatures. We are enjoying a good deal of sunshine today. Temperatures hit their bottom in the teens and low 20s this morning and we will top out in the 30s this afternoon. Yesterday’s North Carolina Southeast Virginia snow fall left 2 to 4 inches with some isolated higher amounts there. That storm is long gone now to the east. Radars are all quiet up and down the coast and in fact the weather across much of the US is quiet today and tonight.
We have one more night of teens and low 20s tonight under clear skies. Then with the cold high long gone we warm up with sunshine Saturday as highs reach into the 40s everywhere.
Sunday we will take it a step higher with sunshine for much of the day and nothing more than a few passing clouds. Highs will reach into the 50s just about everywhere. There may be some afternoon sea breeze issues along the coast keeping temperatures lower along immediate shore locations. Overall it is a good weekend of weather for all.
Next week weather becomes active again as we get the next round of storm systems underway. A lead system looks to come east on Monday and of course there is no cold air around so it will be rain that arrives mainly for Monday afternoon and Monday night.
This is going to be another instance of a lead low with a cold front stalling along the coast and a second stronger low developing behind it. This should lead to a break in the precipitation on Tuesday and the rain starts up again Tuesday night into Wednesday. This may also wind up being another case for snow north if I-90 in upstate NY and for Central and Northern New England. Colder drier weather follows this and suddenly it looks dry into the first days of March! Much of our region especially along the coast will finish the month of February without even so much as a trace of snow which is highly unusual and hasn’t happened since February of 1998!
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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