Reported by: Chief Meteorologist Joe Murgo
A ridge of high pressure started to push into the region this afternoon and brought us a visual preview of the nice weather we are going to have this weekend. With a clear sky and light winds, it will still be chilly tonight with lows well down into the 20s, perhaps even in the teens in some of the coldest valley locations. The good news is that sunshine will turn a chilly morning into a milder afternoon on Saturday. The mercury will return to near 50. Sunday will be even milder despite sunshine mixing with some clouds. Temperatures will rise into the 50s on Sunday with some spots west of Route 219 making a run toward 60. The next front will thicken clouds on Monday with some showers or a period of rain developing. This front may be close enough to bring clouds and perhaps showers early Tuesday but then the clouds will break for some sunshine Tuesday afternoon. It will still be a bit cooler with highs in the 40s. Wednesday and thursday will be seasonably cool with clouds and sunshine. There's a slight chance for a couple of showers or flurries each day but as of right now it looks fairly dry. There will be a better chance for a period of light snow or snow showers to close out the end of the next work.