BLOG: Winter Has Arrived
Some areas of light rain and drizzle continue across the area right now with temperatures basically at or just below freezing west and north of I-95. There will be a little additional precipitation at times Saturday morning into early afternoon before the wave exits to the east. Temperatures should rise just above freezing for a few hours in the city. There’s partial clearing behind the system and rapidly falling temperatures.
High pressure to the north drifts eastward Sunday and our winds shift around from northeast Saturday gradually to southeast Sunday and lower levels will be moistening. This low level moisture will probably result in overcast skies Sunday afternoon and some spotty light rain and drizzle will break out Sunday afternoon and night and areas of fog will develop. Temperatures to the north and west will be close to freezing for a time and any light rain and drizzle could freeze on surfaces Sunday, then temperatures will slowly rise.
With the southerly flow ahead of a cold front stretching from low pressure that will be tracking toward Canada, we will warm up some Monday, but deepening moisture ahead of the front will result in periods of rain and perhaps a rumble of thunder. This front will sweep across the area early Monday night and we look for dry, breezy weather and some sunshine behind the front Tuesday with no big intrusions of truly cold air. High pressure moving eastward will promote dry weather and some sunshine again Wednesday, then as we head into Thursday and Friday we will be watching for the next storm system coming up toward the area. Models not in too much agreement, so not a lot of confidence in the timing or duration as we head into Thursday into Friday.