NYC FIRIGID AIR RELAXES HOWEVER LONG RANGE ACTIVE
Good morning everyone. Frigid air continues its grip this morning, with temps in the teens as you wake up in New York City, and outer-lying areas even colder. However, we should slowly relax things after a cold one today, but we remain in a very active pattern system-wise.
Sunny, dry, and cold weather sticks around for one more day today, but the wind coming to a halt will be the one positive thing we can find. Expect highs in the upper 20’s to low 30’s and winds swinging around to the ESE with the approach of our next system. Clouds begin to slowly creep in overnight, and that’ll help us stay just about steady or only a slight drop temp-wise tonight.
Rain is here by afternoon tomorrow as our next system approaches. Look for a pretty soaking rain as a wave along that approaching system slides across or just to our south. We’ll be in the warm sector on this one as the main system itself goes well north and west, so don’t expect any surprise snows out of this one; highs near 50 for most of the area.
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That system is gone by Sunday morning, leaving us with clearing skies as the day goes on. Winds will also pick up out of the NW, but we’ll see upper 40’s to low 50’s as highs and no frigid air in sight. However, a lot of these systems are packing a kind-of delayed one-two punch, with energy not far behind them.
We cloud up again on Sunday night as a piece of energy approaches behind our fast-moving high pressure, and another shot at a round of rain for Monday. We’ll once again be in the “warm sector” again, so it’ll be all rain. It’s unusual this time of year that we have to clarify what side we’re on in terms of air masses and systems, but with the surprise snow last week and it being frigid as we speak, it’s for good reason.
In the long range, the parade of systems continue and cold air is behind each one, but I don’t see anything rising to the level of cold we’re getting as of this moment. As far as snow is concerned as we enter December, we have no immediate chances of anything significant aside from parting shots of flurries as systems pass by and reinforcing shots of cool to cold air move in.
However, this time of year we look for that energy behind these systems that go well north and west of us. If timed right with cold air and vigorous enough, it could give us some action in terms of snow. That being said, there’s nothing on the immediate horizon.
What I do see for the immediate future is a lot of ups and downs temp-wise ranging from the upper 30’s to low 50’s, and lots of rain; with one big event each week capable of 1-2″ of rain at a clip, then one in between with 1/2″ of rain or so.