Dec 2: Strong Cold, Dry Pattern To Last

Today was a mostly sunny and chilly day across the area, with high temperatures only in the upper 30s to lower 40s inland and in the lower to mid 40s for the rest of the area, nothing in comparison to the 50s and 60s that were observed yesterday. Temperatures are currently dropping across the area, however cloud cover is increasing, with generally partly to mostly cloudy skies expected over the next week. The main story, however, will be the cold, as temperatures will stay below average through the first 10 days, if not 15 days of December, the longest extent of below average temperatures the area has seen since January.

Tomorrow’s Outlook:

Tomorrow will be a partly to mostly cloudy day across the area with a NW wind expected. High temperatures will be similar to those of today, in the upper 30s to lower 40s inland, upper 30s to mid 40s in the immediate NYC area, and in the lower to mid 40s for Long Island/S CT.

Temperatures tomorrow night will be chilly as well, similar to those of tonight, in the lower to mid 20s inland, mid 20s to lower 30s for the N/W suburbs of NYC and southern CT, upper 20s to lower 30s in Long Island, and lower to mid 30s in NYC.

Saturday-Sunday: Light Snow In Virginia, Cold And Dry In NYC

Either tomorrow or Saturday will be the warmest day of the next week, however temperatures on Saturday will still be very chilly, only in the upper 30s to mid 40s, similar to those of tomorrow. This will only be the preview of the cold to come, as by the end of next week, high temperatures will struggle into the 30s.

A weak Alberta Clipper is expected to move through the Ohio Valley on Saturday, producing light snowfall in its path. This clipper is expected to weaken by the time that it moves further southeast, however the blocking will be so strong that it will be forced to stay well south of the area, even south of places such as Washington DC, bringing a light snowfall event of up to 1 inch for northern North Carolina and southern Virginia.

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