Widespread Freeze Saturday Morning Cold Start Next Week

Widespread Freeze Saturday Morning Cold Start Next Week

 

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Widespread Freeze Saturday Morning Cold Start Next Week

Once we get through the rains of Zeta and the second low Friday which brings down cold air, we are setting up for a cold start to the weekend. It will begin with a widespread freeze Saturday morning as cold air drains southward from the north. Saturday morning lows will be in the 20s in most inland areas and even the warmest urban areas will bottom in the lower 30s Saturday morning.

This is going to mean a widespread freeze so any delicate plants need to come indoors. The daytime Saturday will be cold for this time of year but at least we will have sunshine. That is something that has been sorely lacking over the last 2 weeks. Then we head back down into the 20s and 30s Sunday morning with temperatures closer to 40 in the warmer urban areas as temperatures start to bounce higher. Sunday will be warmer with highs back into the 50s ahead of a cold front. Sunshine Sunday will mix with arriving clouds. The front is weak precipitation wise so other than a scattered shower Sunday evening, the weekend should be a dry one.

The front is being produced by a very strong cold upper trough that will be moving through the east Sunday through Tuesday. Once the front passes get ready for gusty winds developing Sunday night and lasting into Tuesday. Cold air arrives again and the lake effect snow machine will be running for the first time this season in Upstate NY and Western Pennsylvania. Here look for some sun but there will be clouds around due to the cold unstable air. Temperatures Monday will be just in the 40s with gusty northwest winds.

Cold air lasts into Tuesday when winds diminish and we see sunshine with highs again in the 40s. The good news going forward is that once the upper trough pulls out a ridge of high pressure aloft builds into the east. This leaves us warm and dry for the rest of next week. We also need not worry too much about a marine layer so we should some sunshine each day and temperatures will be back in the 50s Wednesday and the 60s Thursday and Friday.

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