This morning the satellite tells it all!! A massive ridge of high pressure is moving in and a push of very warm air
These are current temperatures, we range from the mid 40s to mid 50s, there’s still a bit of cold air trapped east of the Appalachians as you can see but a developing SW wind will take care of that real quickly
The initial area of high pressure is now moving off the east coast, and that means a SW wind up the east coast, something we have been VERY FAMILLIAR with this winter
Temperatures will rise into the upper 50s to mid 6os, upper 50s interior , lower to mid 60s NYC/Philly metros and along the NJ coast then 50s again out on Long Island where the SW wind will be off the cold ocean which will keep temps down, but overall a nice day with plenty of sun lows tonight pretty mild 38-46, 30s interior, 40s along the coast
Thursday, the real push of warm air (as seen in the Mid West 60s/70s) will come east and up and ahead of the cold front, also clearly seen on the temperature map, highs will range 60-65 in interior areas and 65-70 along I95 and the coast, (NYC-Philly metros) and 50s on Long Island due to the SW wind off the ocean again
But as the saying goes ” Easy come easy go” so this warmth will not be sticking around much longer
Tomorrow night the cold front out to our west will come through with showers and isolated thunderstorms and major temperature differences. .10-.25 of rain is expected with the cold front
Friday, a chance of showers through a lot of the day as this front is very slow-moving, highs much cooler in the upper 40s to low 50s, around average and lows quite cold 23-30
Saturday will remain on the chilly side with highs falling below normal in the low to mid 40s and lows 23-30 with sunny skies
Sunday, an upper low will start to develop down south, which will in turn pump up a SE ridge and a SW wind so warmer air will start to take hold again with highs 50-57
Next week , either way you put it looks very dreary, just in time for college spring break
That upper level low will SLOWLY track north from Texas to the Great Lakes, key word is SLOWLY.
I don’t think it will lead to a really big rain event, much of the steady rainfall should remain to our west thanks to the SE ridge, but it will be an event of constant over cast skies and a chance of showers for a few days in a row
This upper low will bring moisture from the Gulf up the Eastern US so basically from Monday until further notice, clouds and a chance for showers at anytime is likely. any deviation east and this turns into an all out rain storm, so im watching closely, but the main rain should stay to our west.
Behind this, the GFS wants to bring another storm system for the end of next week, somewhat similar to the previous but stronger, so next week just looks like , well crap to make it simple. I will be watching these 2 storm systems