Cold Strikes Back

Jonathan Carr
By March 25, 2022 00:47

Cold Strikes Back

Discussion: A trough will dominate the E US weather pattern this weekend. A not too bad Friday first with temps reaching the 60s. But Friday night through about Tuesday then looks cold and unsettled meaning isolated showers possible any day and at any time. Showers will be most likely rain but snow cannot be ruled out, especially for NWNJ and/or overnight. Accumulations are not expected given time of year and the warmer surface. But aloft is going to be cold. I wouldn’t call it late-winter weather but definitely early cold spring weather. Again, most likely cold rain but wouldn’t be surprised if some snow mixed in at times, especially Saturday night into Sunday morning and then Sunday night into Monday morning. Prepare for normal school hours on Monday kids! The trough should then move out/east by Wednesday and then a ridge should build for Thursday into the weekend bringing our temperatures back into the 60s for afternoon highs. We might see some frontal rain/storm activity in the Friday-ish period of next week aside from other spring shower possibilities given the unsettled look.  

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Friday (March 25) high temperatures should reach near-60 for most areas. Skies should be mixed with sun and clouds. Winds should gradually increase from light to breezy, out of the W/SW, between morning and afternoon hours. Overnight lows should fall into the low-to-mid 40s for most as winds relax back to light.

Saturday (March 26) high temperatures should reach the low-to-mid 50s for most areas. Skies should be mixed with sun and clouds. Can’t rule out passing showers in the afternoon. Winds should be breezy, possibly gusty at times, out of the SW. Overnight lows should range from mid-30s to near-40 from N to S.

Sunday (March 27) high temperatures should struggle to escape the 40s statewide. Skies should be mixed with sun and clouds. Isolated lake-effect snow flurries/showers are possible but little-to-no accumulation is expected. I wouldn’t hold my breath on that. Winds should be breezy out of the W/NW. Overnight lows should fall into the 20s.

An early look at next week indicates Monday and Tuesday remaining cold to start the week. Looks like highs in the 40s – maybe only 30s Monday for some and lows well below-freezing. Wednesday looks like a day of transition with highs reaching into the 50s again. Thursday into the weekend looks like 60s again but slightly unsettled. Everyone have a great weekend and please be safe! JC

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Jonathan Carr
By March 25, 2022 00:47