BLOG: Last Friday Of 2011

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timwilliams

After experiencing a very chilly day yesterday, temperatures have either held nearly steady or risen overnight across the Greater Baltimore Area.

Even though most interior locations are colder than those located near the coast, most places early this morning are in the upper-20s and lower-30s, which is pretty representative of what typically daytime highs should be this time of year. So, we’re anticipating that this afternoon will be much milder than yesterday was, albeit quite cloudy.

As far as precipitation is concerned, even though the regional radar mosaic has been showing some light snow across upstate New York and in northern/central Pennsylvania since late last evening, the air closer to the surface near the coastal plain has just been way too dry to support any precipitation.

As we mentioned yesterday morning, the leading edge of this much milder air is what’s really triggering the spotty precipitation, and the main thrust of it today is going to be across upstate New York and in northern New England.

However, we continue to monitor the progress of a clipper-type wave that is moving across the Great Lakes early today.

In all likelihood, this will result in plenty of clouds and a couple of widely-separated rain showers here late tonight.

Most of them should be gone by early tomorrow morning, and any clouds around early should break for some sunshine in the afternoon.

Temperatures both tomorrow and on Sunday (New Year’s Day) will probably reach the lower or middle-50s in most places, with no change to much colder air expected until later Monday and Monday night.

For those who plan to head out for New Year’s Eve festivities tomorrow night, it’ll be dry with most temperatures in the 40s at midnight.

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