Dec 12, 2011: 50+ Degrees Return On Thursday

With the trough out of the region, daytime high temperatures were warmer than those of yesterday, reaching the lower 40s inland and the mid 40s across the rest of the area. The morning temperatures were cold again, however, dropping again into the mid to upper 10s inland. With clear skies and dropping temperatures, similar low temperatures are expected again for tonight, with mid to upper 10s inland and lower to upper 20s across the rest of the area with slightly warmer temperatures for NYC. Temperatures will continue to warm up this week, with the warmest temperatures expected on Thursday when high temperatures will reach the mid 50s again.

Tomorrow’s Outlook:

Tomorrow will bring warmer temperatures along with mostly sunny skies. High temperatures are expected to reach the mid 40s inland and mid to upper 40s across the rest of the area, which is approximately 5 degrees warmer than average.

Wednesday – Friday: Mild, Stormy

Partly cloudy skies are expected for Wednesday with high temperatures reaching the mid 40s across most of the area, slightly colder than those of Tuesday. Overnight, a low pressure will approach the region, with the front end of the storm bringing scattered showers on Wednesday night with temperatures steady in the mid to upper 30s inland and the upper 30s to lower 40s elsewhere. Although the area will see plain rain, places further north such the Hudson Valley and interior Connecticut are likely to see some freezing rain and sleet at the start of the storm.

With most of the precipitation staying to the north and west of the area, Thursday will bring mainly cloudy skies but with mostly dry conditions as well. Warmer high temperatures are expected, reaching the lower to mid 50s across the area. As the cold front moves through, scattered showers are expected again overnight, with temperatures dropping towards the morning as skies begin to clear and the rain moves out. Friday will bring clearing skies with temperatures dropping back into the mid 40s to lower 50s across the area.

Longer Range: A cold air mass will move in again on the weekend, with temperatures similar to those of yesterday and today expected again. Highs will reach the low to mid 40s on Saturday, with widespread upper 30s to lower 40s likely on Sunday. If mostly clear skies are observed again, widespread lows in the upper 10s to mid 20s are possible again. Temperatures will warm up again early next week as another potential storm approaches towards early-mid next week.

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