This morning a cold front came through, which is ushering in a much colder air mass this afternoon and evening, this cold shot will be brief but enough to remind you that winter is on its way still
Tonight majority of the area will fall into the 20s besides the immediate southern NJ coast and southern LI where lows will be in the low to mid 30s , a gusty NW wind at 10-20 mph will accompany these cold temperatures which will really remind you that it is indeed December
Thursday many areas will not get out of the 30s, again besides the immediate coast where highs in the low 40s are expected , with breezy conditions . The air mass will already begin to moderate tomorrow night but still most of the area will be below freezing, with mid 20s NE PA to low to mid 30s along the coast
Friday , a warm front will develop to our SW and slowly move north , clouds will increase and temperatures will moderate to near normal levels with highs in the low 40s NE PA to mid to upper 40s along the coast
As the warm front slowly progresses north the chance for rain will increase Friday night and scattered showers will remain a threat right through Monday as the warm front will not be in a hurry to cross the area
Temperatures will moderate to above normal levels again by Saturday and last right through Tuesday, with Saturday and Tuesday being the warmest days in the mid to upper 50s and Sunday and Monday being in the upper 40s to low 50s under overcast skies and scattered showers, night-time lows wont fall much under these cloudy skies either
This weekend will not be a wash out but overall , overcast skies and showers are expected , with Friday night and Saturday being the wettest as a warm front approaches Friday night and then a weak cold front come through Saturday night , which is why Saturday will be the warmest day.
Sunday and Monday will be the coolest days and driest in between storm systems
While we have a wet weekend, the energy that has kept an upper level low over the Gulf of Alaska, will weaken and finally move out. It will dive into the US , carve out a trough over the Plains , develop into a modest storm system near the Gulf Coast and then drive NE into the Great Lakes between Sunday and Wednesday
So on Monday afternoon as this storm develops, a warm front will come from the south , with widespread showers by Monday night , the warm front will cross Tuesday morning and there will be a break in the rainfall briefly , along with warming temperatures
By Tuesday late afternoon as the low drives into the eastern Great Lakes and into southeastern Canada, a strong cold front will come from west to east and periods of moderate to heavy rain are expected through Tuesday night into early Wednesday , this looks like a fairly significant rain event as of now, which we could use as its been quite dry lately.
This will begin the pattern switch to a colder and stormier one, by late December