Sunny Stretch of Weather…Briefly Cooler
Temps have been falling off from the 40’s into the 30’s during the early morning hours as winds are shifting to a cooler NW wind direction. Cooler air will continue to push into New England today from North to south. A cold front currently in place across the north will take much of the day to finally push off the coast. Temps will struggle to warm in this cold air advection, but downsloping winds along with plenty of sunshine will allow temps to eventually climb into the lwr-mid 40’s for most by this afternoon. More clouds in northern and western New england will push towards the coast this PM…becoming Partly cloudy for the afternoon.
With the front off the coast tonight, building Canadian high pressure will follow in tonight with clearing, calm and colder air. Lows will drop into the teens in the suburbs and hold in the 20’s at the coast. A full moon tonight will illuminate the evening sky.
The “cooler” air remains in place Monday with highs in the 30’s to near 40. Bright sunshine for most of the day. Winds will shift from the NW to SW. High clouds will spread in later in the day ahead of a warm front pushing through Monday night. Weak area of low pressure will be sliding south of New England early Tuesday morning…so Monday Night-Early Tuesday will come with a period of clouds..maybe even a snow shower. Sunshine will be increasing with SW winds Tuesday which will bump temps back into the mid 40’s..about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year. High pressure off the coast will keep mild SW wind going into Wednesday. We may have to watch for a back door front which could bring cooler air across the north. I still expect mild temps in the 40’s for the midweek with high clouds increasing in advance of our next weather maker.
Our next low will come out of the gulf, track through Kentucky, through the mid-Atlantic states, and move just south of New England. A period of Rain will develop Thursday with gusty winds at the coast. The low will quickly pull away with breezy NW winds on Friday. We will have to watch the potential of another wave following in behind which could deliver a chance of light snow up the coast Saturday. Expect mixed skies with Cold air on the move next weekend. A real press of cold air should dominate for the next few weeks in January with a broad trough in place in the northern and eastern states keeping temps below normal. Our chances for some accumulating snowfall increases as well in a more active storm track.