Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Forecast for Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A cold front will push offshore tonight and then the front will slow down considerably causing it to linger offshore. This cold front will bring a significant shot of cooler weather to the region. Meanwhile, an area of low pressure to our south will continue to strengthen and move northward along the front. This coastal low will move quickly and remain on the weak side when it passes by our coast. Therefore, we don’t anticipate the area of low pressure to bring any significant impacts to the region. Sunshine should return for Thursday with a strong area of high pressure settling in. The northwest flow combined with favorable lake temperatures will allow the Lake Effect machine to be turned on for Thursday and Friday. A weak front may slide through the region late Saturday into Sunday.  

For tonight, a few sprinkles are likely along with scattered showers. For Wednesday, the coastal low will spread areas of rain and drizzle across our area. It will be damp and chilly with highs struggling to reach the mid-fifties. We expect a fair amount of sunshine for Thursday and Friday, although a few sprinkles or showers may develop due to the Lake Effect activity. The modeling seems to have backed off on a weak piece of energy sliding south. Sunny skies are expected to continue for Saturday, before some clouds arrive late in the evening. Some showers may occur on Sunday, especially during the first half of the day. Fair weather conditions should return for Monday and Tuesday. If you are up in the Poconos, there is a slight chance you may see a few snowflakes during these precipitation opportunities.

With the sharply colder air arriving on Wednesday and likely remaining through the weekend, several periods of frost along with pockets of freezing temperatures are expected for the suburbs. Even in the city, some patchy frost is possible at the end of this week.