After the record-smashing warm temperatures of December, January has arrived with more typical January cold weather.
For the short-term, it’s depths-of-winter clothing day on Tuesday. Tuesday morning will be way colder than we’ve had in a long time, with low temperatures in the low teens, single digits a bit north and west of the NYC metro area. Some persistent winds will keep the temperatures from dropping all the way to the dew point that’s hanging slightly below zero. Of course, the wind will make it feel like -5 to +5, so what’s the difference?
Tuesday’s temperature will not get out of the 20s, even with sunshine. Wednesday will start off like Tuesday, then temperatures moderate a bit toward and slightly above normal for the rest of the week.
A series of atmospheric curly-ques spinning around a polar low over Hudson Bay Canada are confusing the computer models; although it’s understandable that forecasts for the weekend would be a bit out-of-focus that far in advance. The National Weather Service thinks any precipitation for the weekend is likely to be rain, but watch the forecast for the weekend, since some cold air may be left over. From the National Weather Service forecast discussion Monday afternoon…..
THE RETREATING HIGH TO THE NORTH WILL RESULT IN COLD AIR DAMMING WITH POSSIBILITY OF A WINTRY A MIX OF PCPN ACROSS THE INTERIOR TO START. SHOULD TURN TO PLAIN RAIN AT ALL LOCATIONS BY SAT AFTN. THE AMOUNT OF QPF REMAINS IN QUESTIONS AS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A WAVE OF LOW PRES TO DEVELOP OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST AND PASS SOUTH OF LONG ISLAND ON SAT. HAVE KEPT LOW CHC POPS IN THE FORECAST SAT NIGHT INTO SUN... ALTHOUGH WE MAY END UP SEEING A LULL IN PCPN BEFORE THE NEXT POTENTIAL SYSTEM TRACKS UP FROM THE S. THIS SYSTEM CURRENTLY LOOKS ARM ENOUGH FOR ALL RAIN...BUT IF THE UPPER PATTERN CHANGES AND THE STORM SHIFTS A BIT FURTHER OFFSHORE...IT P-TYPE COULD BE MIXED OR IN SOLID FORM. WEAK HIGH PRES RETURNS FOR MONDAY.