Jan 1, 2013: Dry Pattern Continues

Forecast Highlights:

The main and one of the only highlights of this week is the dry pattern that started following the December 29 storm, with very little, if any precipitation expected through at least the next 7-10 days. Temperatures will start out cold, but not as cold as initially expected, and temperatures will warm up back towards above average by the medium range.





This Week – Weekend: Chilly, Dry

The NYC area, as well as the majority of the region, will remain dry through the weekend with several clipper systems producing snow showers in the northern Northeast, well to the north of the area. Temperatures will reach the upper 20s to mid 30s for highs, with lows generally in the mid 10s to low 20s for most of the area, with mid 20s in NYC. The coldest temperatures are expected tonight and on Wednesday night, dropping into the low 10s inland and possibly a bit below 10 degrees for the high elevations. Slightly warmer temperatures are expected by the weekend, reaching 40 degrees in the immediate NYC area for highs. Partly sunny skies are generally expected, with winds remaining out of the southwest to west during most of this time period.

Next Week: Dry And Warmer Start; Wet Ending?

The dry pattern will continue into early next week, with temperatures near-slightly above average, in the mid 30s to low 40s for highs across the area. The next storm potential appears to be towards mid-late next week, with the low pressure expected to track west of the region given the pattern in place, producing rain and mild temperatures for the region. The winter outlook update to be posted later this week will discuss the potential pattern following the warmer mid month period.

The 5-Day Forecast was updated tonight for the area. A short summary of 2012 weather in the NYC area will be posted later this week as well, and the Sandy and November 7 snowstorm summaries, having been postponed several times due to technical difficulties and timing restraints, will be completed soon as well.

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