This morning we woke up to temps in the range of 18-26 degrees, today temps will rise to around 32-36 degrees, increasing clouds and a chance of flurries late in the afternoon
A weak clipper will affect the area tonight with possible snow showers and flurries if they can make it over the Appalachian mountain without drying out, lows 28-34
Friday will be a cloudy but warm day with highs 45-49 with a chance os rain/snow in the morning then a chance of rain in the afternoon
Friday night, yet another clipper will affect the area with a chance of rain early than a chance of rain and snow late lows 28-34
Saturday (New Years Eve) will feature a chance of snow showers/flurries in the AM followed by clearing with highs 40-45
Saturday night for the ball drop will be clear but a little cold lows ranging 25-34, temperatures around the ball drop should be around 35 or so in NYC 20s in the western burbs with a breeze, so it will get quite cold for those who will be stuck out there for several hours
Sunday a brief ridge will build in with highs around 50 and a SW wind lows around 30-35, BIG changes start Sunday night into Monday
On Monday , an ARCTIC COLD FRONT will come through and it will mean business. Highs on Monday will be reached in the AM before a rapid fall off through the day. Highs will top out around 40-44 before dropping through the 30s in the afternoon. Once the cold front comes through, it will be felt. Along and behind the cold front snow showers and snow squalls will be possible, very strong winds out of the NW and rapidly falling temperatures
Monday night temps will fall to 15-20 degrees for lows
Here is Tuesday you can see the monster trough, temperatures aloft are -15 to -20 C. This supports highs 20-26 on Tuesday. Lows will range from 5 over NE PA and NW NJ to 15 along the coast probably the coldest its been around here in quite some time and very breezy to make things even colder
Wednesday will be the same, highs 20-26 lows 5-15
Next Thursday and Friday and brief ridge looks to build in with temperatures rising to near normal but you can see the next trough and cold shot is ready to come SE and would probably be here by Saturday.
We are starting to see the Polar vortex weaken and move SE, which in turn is starting to develop some blocking both the NAO and AO will start gradually falling very soon, it appears that we are going into such a pattern where the cold is dominant (finally) with very brief warm ups in between for literally 12-24 hours before the next cold shot moves to near normal or slightly above possibly for the next few weeks, and when or if we get blocking to set up those 12-24 hour warm ups wont even happen
So it looks like the cold air will finally become dominant, now we have to see if we can get a storm!!!