Today we have a coastal storm off the SE Coast which is leading to overcast somewhat dreary conditions on an easterly wind, the storm is expected to begin to head out to sea this afternoon though with little impact to the area besides the clouds, a bit of an easterly breeze and maybe some light rain/drizzle along the coast
This will give way to a welcomed warm up as the pattern turns progressive in nature with mild pacific air streaming across much of the nation, Saturday will feature clearing skies with temperatures in the mid 40s northern interior to lower to mid 50s elsewhere
Sunday a bit of a cold front will come through with cooler conditions but still fairly seasonable with highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s and dry conditions besides maybe an isolated shower. Temperatures will quickly rebound early next week as the progressive flow continues with highs in the 40s for most on Monday, lower 40s northern interior to upper 40s along the coast and Tuesday ahead of a cold front high temperatures will generally be in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Lows at night during the time period will range from the mid 20s to mid 30s for most.
By Wednesday a cold front will pass through the area which will start introducing the cold air again , a storm system is expected to form along this frontal boundary, and timing of the development of the storm and location of the front when the storm rides along it will be key to what we get, if the front gets hung up and stalls to our north then the low pressure system will go north of the area with rain, if the front is over our area and the storm tracks over the area it would likely be a rain changing to snow storm especially for the interior, and if the front doesn’t get hung up till its to the south then the whole area is game on for a snowstorm for Wednesday afternoon through Thursday , and of course like we saw earlier this week if the front sets up too far south then we get nothing (not as likely this time with the Polar Vortex heading back north), obviously there’s a lot of details to work out here and we should get a better handle over the weekend and especially by early next week, there is the threat for a winter storm but it can just as likely be a mostly rain event this far out.
Once the front does come through the area, a much colder air mass will be in place for late week with temperatures returning to well below average.