[notice]The next full update will be posted on Saturday, March 30.[/notice]
Friday – Weekend: Warmer, Some Rain
After a consistent chilly pattern through mid-late March, temperatures have finally warmed enough to pass 50 degrees, although still remaining slightly cooler than average. Mostly sunny skies are expected for Friday and Saturday, with highs on Friday in the low to mid 50s and on Saturday in the mid 50s across most of the area, reaching the upper 50s near NYC. Based on latest indications, temperatures are expected to remain below 60 degrees, making this the first March since 2001 to fail to reach 60 degrees. A cold front is then expected to move through on Sunday, with highs mostly in the low 50s along with occasional periods of rain, mostly in the afternoon and evening hours.
Next Week: Colder Pattern To Return
As another cold front moves through the region, much warmer temperatures are briefly expected on Monday, reaching the upper 50s to mid 60s across the area. This surge of warmth is only short lasting, however, as a strong trough returns for the rest of the week with temperatures again colder than average. A wave of low pressure is expected to move through the region on Monday night into Tuesday morning, producing showers and the possibility for some snow, depending on how much precipitation is left over when temperatures reach freezing. Temperatures through the rest of the week are expected to remain in the 40s to low 50s for highs, with overnight lows in the 20s inland and low to mid 30s for the rest of the area. A gradual warm up is expected towards next weekend with temperatures potentially reaching average again.