As the NYC area enters its fifth day after the devastating hurricane Sandy, the weather pattern offers little improvement over the next week. A sustained cold pattern will continue for the next several days, with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s to mid 30s becoming an issue for places without power and heating. Following the cold, a nor’easter is expected to affect the region next week with additional rain, wind and snow, although not nearly to the extent of Sandy. Click below to read the full post.
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Tonight – Tuesday: Cold Pattern Expected
A trough will persist over the region for the next several days, keeping colder than average temperatures in place with widespread sub-freezing lows that will only worsen conditions for those without power and heating, especially with the current gas crisis going on across the area with many stations closed. 850 millibar temperatures will generally remain below zero degrees Celsius in this time frame, with highs generally in the mid 40s to low 50s expected from Saturday through Tuesday. Low temperatures will gradually trend colder; temperatures on Saturday and Sunday mornings will drop into the upper 20s to mid 30s away from NYC with upper 30s in NYC and the immediate coastal areas, although by Monday and Tuesday mornings temperatures will drop into the low to mid 20s inland and the mid 20s to low 30s for the rest of the area except for NYC and the immediate coast, which should be in the mid 30s for lows. Cooler high temperatures are expected on Monday and Tuesday as well, reaching the low to mid 40s inland and the mid to upper 40s for the rest of the area.