We are locked in that same weather pattern we have been talking about since the storms got out of here Friday night.
In general, cool and unsettled weather will prevail for the upcoming week as a large low pressure gyre aloft (around 10,000-20,000 feet) over Ontario early Sunday morning settles south across the Northeast and stalls.
We have had a very mild and comfortable winter so far, but it’s also been a dry one.
The active winds have subsided across the area. Peak gusts on Saturday include: 48 BWI, 44 DCA, 38 SBY.
Back at the start of this week, we identified Friday as one of those “cooler, but not necessarily COLDER” days behind this front. And, even though we should see a fair amount of sunshine, wind gusts could be as high as 30 miles per hour, which should start to relax Friday evening.
As a cool front continues to push eastward into central Pennsylvania and in upstate New York, a line of showers (albeit weakening as of this writing) is following it.
Temperatures should fall through the 60s and into the 50s in most places Friday night as the much cooler air arrives, and then there will be very little recovery occurring Saturday.
Most temperatures will be in the 70s this afternoon, although some places will return to the 80s once again.
Much of the viewing area is dry as the system from yesterday exits to the northeast. Skies should be mixed with some clouds and sunshine today on the northern edge of a high over the Southeast.
The Northeast will stay dry and comfortable Friday as high pressure stationed over eastern Canada will allow for this quiet weather to continue one more day.
The regional radar mosaic is showing the bulk of it right now spreading out across eastern portions of the Ohio Valley into western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
High pressure located over southeastern Canada is pushing some very chilly air into the mid-Atlantic region. You’ll notice it the minute you step outside early Thursday morning and pretty much throughout the entire day.