Thursday, December 30, 2010

Milder temperatures for the New Year's Weekend, followed by seasonably cold weather next week !

12/30/10
Thursday PM
Discussion & Forecast for The Delaware Valley.

As we head into the New Year's weekend, temperatures will continue to moderate, but this will be short lived. Both Friday and Saturday will remain dry with Partly to Mostly Sunny skies, and fair chilly nights. Highs will be in the mid 40's on Friday, and in the upper 40's to low 50's on Saturday. Lows both nights will be in the upper 20's to mid 30's.

A storm system will cut to the Great Lakes and drag a cold front through the region later Sunday. Ahead of this cold front, the mild temperatures continue, and some showers are likely for Saturday night and Sunday, with lows in the upper 30's and highs near 50 on Sunday. Colder weather returns on Monday behind this front with Mostly Sunny skies and highs in the Upper 30's.

Much of next week looks to be seasonably cold with Highs near 40 each day and overnight lows mainly in the 20's. I see no threat of any storms for much of next week, as a chilly NW flow of dry air, and high pressure take control during this time frame.

As we approach next weekend and the second week of January things could get interesting again for more wintry precipitation, and a possible storm coming out of the GOM. With the pattern looking to be seasonably cold during this time as well, we could be looking at the threat for more snow and or ice for the M/A region and the Delaware Valley. I'll have more on this during next week and try to give more details and thoughts on this potential.

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy New Year !

Ruggie

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