Tuesday, January 01, 2013

January 2nd, 2013 Forecast

The next few days will be cold, with the city likely to pick up its coldest nights of the winter so far.  However, it's not an arctic or anything close to an arctic pattern coming in for our neck of the woods.  New England will see the brunt of cold with this upcoming shot of chill...here, we'll see seasonally chilled temperatures around the Delaware Valley.  A few degrees below average but nothing out of the ordinary.

Tonight features variably cloudy skies -- more clouds early, fewer clouds later in the night.  There could be a flurry or sprinkle passing through early but odds favor dry overnight.  Lows will drop into the 20's for all -- coldest in the outlying areas.

Wednesday, with the cold trough digging in across New England, skies will vary in clouds and sun with mid and high level cloud cover passing through the region.  It will be a few degrees colder tomorrow, with highs in the mid 30's in the city, lower 30's north, and upper 30's south.

I've nudged our forecast temperatures up a few degrees each day in response to our "cold" pattern not really showing as much bite as modeling hinted at earlier.  The coming seven days will be quite quiet from a weather perspective as the upper pattern aloft is not supportive of any storminess until the middle parts of next week.  Temperatures will gradually nudge high after this week, with 40's common again next week for highs around the region.