[notice]Note: The next full update will be posted on Friday, March 7.[/notice]
A brief but relatively significant break from the continued cold pattern is expected to begin on Friday, as the strong high pressure which aided in today’s cold temperatures departs the region and a coastal low pressure remains to the south, perhaps brushing eastern Long Island with showers but with otherwise mostly cloudy skies, with highs warming up into the low-mid 40s. Particularly warm temperatures are expected from Saturday through Tuesday in the mid 40s to low 50s, with the exception of Sunday which is expected to be slightly cooler, in the upper 30s to low 40s, with isolated rain/snow showers possible early in the day. The model guidance strongly hints at the potential for a significant rain and snow storm on Wednesday-Thursday, although as the previous storm on March 2-3 has shown, the model guidance in this time range needs to be taken with caution, regardless of the consistency of the model guidance. This storm potential will be analyzed in more detail with the next forecast update to be posted on Friday afternoon.