We have a couple of showers to contend with early — since there is still an upper-level low pressure system that is rotating/spinning its wheels over western portions of New York State and Pennsylvania.

The moisture that is wrapping around this system will produce lots of clouds and a couple of scattered showers Thursday, but these won’t bring more than a couple of hundredths of an inch of rain.

Highs Thursday afternoon should be within a couple of degrees of 50, and then partial clearing is likely Thursday night, which will make it colder than the previous night.

On Friday, there should be at least a few hours of sunshine. But, as we mentioned Wednesday, temperatures will begin to trend progressively lower as a trough of low pressure establishes itself in the eastern United States.

We believe that the air associated with this trough will be cold enough to yield subfreezing temperatures in places as far south as central Florida on Sunday night, but the other thing we want to point out is that there shouldn’t be any big ticket storms developing in the eastern half of the nation through the upcoming weekend.

We’ll have to keep an eye out for a possible wave that may develop in the Southeast early next week. The global models still are at odds when it comes to what eventually happens to this feature: domestic guidance takes the wave which forms near the Carolinas and pushes it out to sea on Wednesday night, but the European (which has had a hot hand this winter with other storms) shows it moving parallel to the East Coast next Wednesday night and Thursday.

At this point, we don’t want to write a potential storm off, but we also don’t want to play it up too much, either.

Have a good day!


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