I hope you all had a nice weekend...Saturday's rain aside, of course. We'll at least start this work week on a sunny and very pleasant note. High pressure will continue to assert its influence over much of the Northeast and treat us to mostly sunny skies and calm winds. Highs will rebound quite nicely into the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. The mainly clear conditions don't make it through the night, however, as an expansive cloud shield creeps into the picture for Tuesday. I think the majority of the day tomorrow remains dry, but once we get to the evening commute, showers should begin to appear. Highs won't be too different from what we'll see today (Upper 40s), but the wind that returns will make it feel cooler. Rainfall will last through Tuesday night and into the day on Wednesday with up to and possibly over an inch of rainfall expected for much of the region. We'll clear out a bit for the middle of the week...just enough to see temperatures skyrocket into the mid 50s. Don't get used to those warm temperatures...
Outside of an isolated shower, the rest of the work week, Thursday and Friday, appear to be partly to mostly sunny. Here's the catch: the jet stream, that strong current of wind that steers our weather systems and acts as a thermostat of sorts by separating warm air to the south and cold air to the north, dips well to our south and allows for some cold air to filter into the area. High temps will steadily drop into the mid 40s by Friday, with the first weekend of March holding temperatures in the low 40s. So for now, it looks as though March will NOT be coming in like a lion, but rather like a lamb.
Have a great day!
- Meteorologist Adam Rutt