Sunday, January 06, 2013

Forecast for Sunday, January 7, 2013

A weak cold front will move through in the overnight hours causing skies to become mostly cloudy. I only anticipate a few sprinkles or snow flurries as this front passes through. Some patchy fog may also develop overnight and early on Monday, especially where there was some snow on the ground earlier today.

The jet stream will begin moving northward and this will generally result in above average temperatures. Another weak cold front will bring possibly an increase in clouds for Wednesday as it moves through. A warm front is expected to arrive late on Thursday and this warm front should pass through on Friday. This will bring a few periods of rain showers or perhaps some steadier rain. There will probably also be a few foggy periods, especially for locations that fall north of the warm front. The Poconos could be cold enough for a brief period of freezing rain, initially. As usual, the timing and speed of the warm front is varying from model to model. Warm fronts around our area are always difficult to pinpoint and can lead to a huge forecast temperature bust.  If this warm front is successful in clearing the region, we could be looking at a very mild weekend for January standards.  It still appears as though there is a possibility of a strong Arctic attack 15 to 20 days from now.