After a week of seasonably warm temperatures, this weekend is going to give much of the northeast a taste of winters cold. No snow is in the forecast but temperatures are expected to drop drastically down towards normal headed into this weekend.
Friday: Friday may feature some morning rain before overcast skies take over. However, by the afternoon the sun should begin to break out over most of the area. There is a better chance for rain up north near northern Connecticut and the Hudson Valley. South of NYC should remain mostly dry. The areas that have the most sun and least rain should expect seasonably mild temperatures during the day on Friday. North and western portions of the coverage area will be in the mid 30s with highs approaching or exceeding 50 further south towards coastal areas as well as central/southern New Jersey. Overall it should not be too terrible of a day after a wet start.
Saturday: Saturday will feature a kick back to the reality of winter, at least temperature wise. Highs will struggle to move above the freezing mark for almost all areas. Further north, temperatures will be in the teens and 20’s for highs. Models are also pointing towards quite a windy day with gusts to 40mph on the coast and 20-30mph inland. This will create daytime wind chills in the 20s down to the coast with 10s inland.Saturday night through Sunday morning will feature brutal wind chills in the 10s for the whole coverage area. No precipitation is expected.
Sunday: Sunday should feature much of the same that Saturday did. Little to no rain or snow with seasonable average high temperatures. Sunday will be slightly warmer though as temperatures will rise into the high 30s near 40 for southern parts of the area with northern portions topping out in the mid to high 20s.
More updates to follow in the coming days as it looks like we are beginning to track our first real winter storm threat of the year early next week!