Forecast: Seasonable, dry weather holds until weekend

NAM model showing cloudiness around the area on Tuesday afternoon. Notice the low clouds (solid grey) near the coast, and mid/high clouds (light/dashed) inland.

A stretch of dry and pleasant weather has continued into the early part of this week, and the seasonable and dry trend will continue through the middle and end of it as a high pressure remains in control. The pattern looks to change in the long range, but for now it will remain seasonable as a low pressure system passes well offshore to our east. The system will provide periods of clouds from Tuesday through Thursday, however, as a northeasterly flow around the system offshore brings in some marine air, especially along the coast. Temperatures, which have been running 5 degrees or more below average for the month, will remain slightly below normal to near normal during the week. The next chance for precipitation looks to come at the end of the week into the weekend, when a cold frontal system will sweep through the Northeast. Some snow or rain squalls/showers are possible with this passage – which will bring in a very cold airmass.

Tuesday: Partly sunny with highs in the lower 50’s, a bit cooler away from the coast and city. High and mid level clouds will be around beginning in the late morning and afternoon, so we may not see much full sun — but some of these could burn off at times. Northeast winds around 10 miles per hour.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy with temperatures falling into the 30’s and 40’s and northeast winds continuing.

Wednesday: Partly sunny with highs a few degrees warmer, in the low to mid 50’s. Northeast winds continuing but less clouds than Tuesday and Tuesday Night.

Looking Ahead: Models are keying in on some low clouds and fog developing Wednesday Night into Thursday, so it could be pretty gloomy to start the day. This should burn off by afternoon but may have some trouble doing so given the persistent northeast winds and marine air. Beyond this, some clearing for Friday and then a cold front passes this weekend bringing a chance of rain/snow showers and much colder air by early next week.