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Sunny, Brisk, and Chilly The Rest of The Week!

Cold Weather Returns!

 

Today: Sunny, Brisk, & Chilly  High 42, Feels Like 30 with the cold NW Wind at 10-20mph!

Tonight: Clear & Cold  Low: 31   21 in the Suburbs

Tomorrow: Sunny, Brisk, & Chilly  High: 42

 

Good Morning,

 

Clouds have lingered throughout the night across much of the Tri-State Area, even though the precipitation associated with yesterday's storm ended very early... The wave of low pressure that was responsible for yesterday's rain and wet snow is now pulling away from the New England Coast, and our surface winds today will have a northerly component...

But, even though some colder air pressing southward was expected to cause temperatures to drop into the 20s in many outlying areas and to levels near freezing in the City, this hasn't happened (at least not as of this writing)...

There's still a window of opportunity for it to turn colder until around daybreak, but not as many places will be below the freezing mark as we had thought yesterday morning — this, of course, is good news, because it will limit the potential for black ice... Nonetheless, especially for those who live in some smaller cities and towns near and to the north and west of I-287, it would be a good idea to allow a little extra travel time early today — because some of the slushy areas and wet surfaces left behind by yesterday's snow could cause some slick conditions for a while this morning... Rockland, Orange, western Passaic, northern Westchester and northern Fairfield counties fall under this category, as well as parts of Morris, Sussex, Bergen and Somerset counties, too...

Temperatures later today will wind up in the lower 40s, and even though there will be some early clouds, we are expecting some sunshine later on...

A ridge of high pressure will be building into the Eastern Region tonight and tomorrow, which will result in a mostly clear sky tonight and lots of sunshine tomorrow... Temperatures will be dropping into the 20s in most outlying areas tonight and will be near freezing in the larger cities, then we should be back in the lower or middle 40s tomorrow...

Friday is also looking dry... And, while the upcoming weekend is looking like it will be fairly cloudy, temperatures are expected to continue rising... In many places, it should manage to reach the lower 50s by Sunday (and in some cases, it'll happen Saturday, too)... As we mentioned yesterday, the one 'byproduct' of milder air spreading out across the region is widespread cloud cover...

There may even be a touch of rain around here later on Sunday or Sunday night, but the kind of light, spotty precipitation that is associated with the continued movement of milder air isn't going to amount to very much...

While we're about to enter into a rather tranquil period here over the next few days, it is ironic that the "arrival of meteorological winter" this weekend (which begins on December 1st) will bring some milder weather — and we'll be watching a rather slow-moving cold front move across the Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley early next week... This approaching front will have some even milder air surging northward ahead of it (temperatures are being forecasted to reach levels as high as the upper 50s), and it could bring some rain to the Eastern Seaboard by late Tuesday, Tuesday night or Wednesday...

Have a good day!!!

 

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