The winter storm that brought a coating of snow to downtown and a couple of inches to the northern and western suburbs is departing off the Northeast Seaboard early this morning.
We have a couple of weak low pressure centers on the map Saturday morning, one west of the mountains in West Virginia and one down near the coast of the Carolinas, but dry air across the 95 corridor is dominating our forecast and limiting any accumulating precipitation.
We got a break from the wind and clouds today, but that will change starting tomorrow. Clouds are already on the way back in tonight, and the first of 3 storms will arrive tomorrow.
Monday, we should start off fairly cloudy with patchy fog and even a touch of drizzle. But, with the winds in the afternoon mainly out of the southwest, some sunny breaks will allow for it to get even warmer than Sunday. The mercury should wind up in the mid 60s Monday afternoon, or about 10 degrees above the seasonal averages.
Dry weather is going to be common over the next few days as a high pressure system starts to build into the East. Of course, yesterday’s precipitation event that occurred fairly early consisted of both rain and wet snow.
The latest storm that is sliding along the Virginia-North Carolina border Tuesday morning is going to bring varying types of precipitation to the area.
There is a front about to move across the state Tuesday night. There is the slightest chance for a shower with the front as it moves through, but the little moisture it even has is breaking up as it moves east. There is just such dry air over us.
We are stuck between a strong high pressure over New England and a spinning low pressure just off the Carolina coast.
The dry, cool air has arrived. Sunshine will fill the day, but not help temperatures much. We are only rising to the upper 40s for highs – back below the average of 57 degrees. We are going to stay below that average right into next week.
We hit 66 degrees Sunday under sunny skies. That is 8 degrees above average (yes, it has dropped to 58 degrees). Monday will be another warm one before a much colder air mass takes over. We have about a 20 degree swing coming our way Wednesday, all courtesy of Tuesday’s cold front.
A stalled frontal boundary is draped across the region extending from a weak wave of low pressure heading out to sea from NJ to a stronger one over southwest OH.
This current pattern does look as if it will be rather ‘unsettled’ for the next few days, and even though there will be times when it is just rather cloudy and there isn’t much rain happening in the mid-Atlantic region, there will be other times it will be wetter.