Today is a situation of take what you can get, with the trade off being
sunshine for slightly below normal temperatures. With high pressure centered
off the southeastern seaboard ridging north into the Northeast, things look
dry all along the East Coast. Heights will be on the rise as well, but with
flow out of the northwest it looks like most places will fail to reach 40,
except those that manage to benefit the most from the sunshine.
Looking ahead to tomorrow, a storm system developing over the Great Lakes will
bring a significant front towards the region by the afternoon, clouding things
up and eventually bringing rain across the region, as early as mid morning but
as late as afternoon. The consolation prize for the dreary afternoon will be
some milder temperatures after the passage of the storm's warm front. As cold
air rushes in behind the front things should cool considerably towards dusk.
Despite this, precipitation will likely end as rain, with perhaps a little
non-accumulating snow at the very end.
High pressure makes a return midweek, centered over Canada this time and
ridging southward into the northeastern US. Mostly sunny but chilly days are
likely Wednesday and Thursday.
On Friday a weak warm front getting pushed north by the southeast ridge will
bring an increase in clouds and perhaps a little rain or snow, but in general
the system is weak and not well modeled, and Friday may turn out dry. Moving
ahead towards the weekend, an upper trough will move into the northeast and
provide a wide range of scenarios for the coming weekend, ranging from a
coastal storm to a large area of high pressure. The model consensus is pushing
the potential storm far enough off the coast to avert a major snow storm,
however its too far out to make any predictions with confidence.
Have a Great Day!