While we don’t have to be concerned about any big storm, we do feel pretty strongly that many folks will experience their first snow flakes of the season late tonight or early tomorrow as a very potent cold front blasts through the mid-Atlantic.
As one system departs, another more potent gears up to dig in! This next system will swiftly move eastward across the country ushering in some of the coldest air of the season so far!
The big story Sunday across the Northeast and parts of the mid-Atlantic will be the gusty winds.
Well, I have officially thrown in the towel on the big storm idea for the middle of next week. The European model has trended over the past few runs to push any low that forms out to sea before it has a chance to make it far enough north to have any impact on our weather.
There is high pressure centered in western Virginia and a low pressure area up near Lake Superior.
We maxed out Sunday around 56 degrees at the airport… that’s much cooler than our high on Saturday of 68 degrees. Cooler air has moved in and it is only going to continue to get chillier!
Based on satellite trends it will be rather cloudy at times Sunday morning before clouds break for sunshine in the afternoon.
The month of November got off to a mild and wild start Friday as a squall line of brief heavy rain and strong wind crossed the area in advance of a cold front. Despite the passage of that front, the temperature Saturday has been running above average with highs in a lot of spots topping out in the upper 60s. But things are about to change.
We have another day of above normal temperatures Saturday, then the coldest air so far this season will come
in for Sunday and Monday.
A narrow line of heavy rain and gusty wind crossed the area Friday morning and is heading off to the east. Despite lack of lightning, it did trigger the issuance of some watches and warnings for parts of the area.
The day is getting off to a rather mild start, but we are also looking at plenty of clouds and patchy fog for a while. The temperature should reach the lower 70s Thursday afternoon, and there will probably be a stray, passing shower before the day is through.
A weak cold front will push through the area Sunday which is very moisture starved and will only produce a wind shift out of the west and cloud cover.