Weather Improves Later Today Storm Brings Rain Thunder Thursday Colder Christmas Day

Weather Improves Later Today Storm Brings Rain Thunder Thursday Colder Christmas Day


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Weather Improves Later Today Storm Brings Rain Thunder Thursday Colder Christmas Day

An upper air disturbance is moving offshore and taking clouds and some showers or rain and mix/snow with it. Weather conditions are set to improve later today with clouds giving way to some sunshine. Temperatures this afternoon will be topping out in the low to middle 40s. The satellite shows some leftover clouds and moisture around but there are breaks showing up to the west so we should be in much better shape by afternoon.


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Our interactive ZOOM RADAR this morning is showing rain shower echoes and if you run the loop you can see the showers are headed to the east. The temperatures you see are current readings over the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states.

Tonight we should clear out and it will be cold so there will be another refreeze of the daytime snow melt. Lows by morning will be in the 20s to near 30. Wednesday will be a nice day of sunshine. Highs will reach 40 to 45. Clouds will roll in Wednesday night ahead of Thursday’s storm system and cold front so temperatures will probably hold during the overnight.

On to Thursday Christmas Eve where a strong southerly flow develops and the gradient tightens up. Other than some passing showers on Thursday there won’t be much rain during the day. Temperatures will be rising to the upper 50s and lower 60s. Thursday night brings an impressive line of showers and possible thunderstorms. Rainfall amounts will be in the order of an inch to an inch and a half. Southerly winds could gust to 40 mph or higher along the coast and we may be close to wind advisory criteria. The rain should be over with by day break Christmas morning but it will turn sharply colder. The gradient is tight on the back side of this system so gusts to 30 to 40 mph from the northwest are likely. Sunshine will develop with temperatures settling in the 30s.

Friday night will be windy and cold and Saturday morning lows will be in the teens to low 20s. Saturday will be a sunny but cold day with highs in the 20s to around or just over 30 degrees. Another cold night is in store for Saturday night into Sunday morning with lows in the teens inland and low to mid 20s warmer urban centers. Sunday looks nice with sunshine and highs in the low to mid 30s. a cold weekend but a dry weekend.

Monday brings the next storm system and cold front. At first glance at the loop this system doesn’t seem like anything to be concerned with. As far as the weather it produces, it isn’t really. We will see showers and downpours Monday afternoon and evening. Highs will be back into the 40s. However this storm system is important in the long range.

Monday’s system intensifies as it heads into New England and that sets the table for the next system arriving around New Year’s eve or New Year’s Day. It bears a similarity to the upper air set up we had with last week’s snow storm. One difference is the strength of the low in Eastern Canada. It is not as developed as the prior 50/50 low from last week. We will need to monitor this feature. The stronger it is, the better chance for a cold high to build behind it in Eastern Canada and forcing the next storm to track to our south with colder air in place.

The signature pattern here is evident on all the models and has been for the last several days. The overall pattern we have been in this month remains the same and shows no signs of breaking down. History never repeats exactly but remember that it can rhyme.




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