Forecast: Pleasant weather through midweek, nor’easter looms

With power finally restored, we are able to resume our usual update schedule. We wanted to thank all of you for your patience, and we’re humbled to have actually gained followers during our down time. We also hope you are all doing well in recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy. On to weather — the week will begin with a high pressure system in place, and a cold one at that. Mostly sunny skies are expected through Tuesday, with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s throughout the area. By Tuesday night, however, things could begin to go downhill. Forecast models are hinting at a potential nor’easter developing off the East Coast, with the potential for rain and the return of gusty winds. We’ll keep you updated as the details on the mid-week storm become more clear. For now, enjoy the next few days of pleasant weather on the way! Also, don’t forget to turn the clocks back an hour Saturday night.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, chilly, with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Definitely bring a sweatshirt or jacket if you’re headed out. Sun sets at 5:04 (very early).

Sunday Night: Pleasant night, but a cold one. With the high pressure still firmly in place, expect temperatures to fall into the 20s and 30s throughout the area. Bundle up!

Monday: Same story, with northwest winds and a cool airmass still in place. Highs near 50 once again, with plenty of sun.

Looking Ahead: Things turn ugly mid-week as a nor’easter will try to develop beginning Tuesday Night. Forecast models are still indecisive on the potential, with a wide envelope of solutions…leaving us with low confidence. In the worst case scenario, the storm strengthens to our south and east bringing heavy rain (maybe some snow inland/higher elevations), strong gusty winds, and some rough seas. Best case scenario still on the table? The storm doesn’t affect us at all. For now, stay tuned for updates. We’re watching it carefully.