Friday Overview: Mild & Breezy Today, Quick Cold Blast Arrives Tonight

Temperatures this morning are already well into the 50s with west winds. As a strong cold front approaches, today from the northwest, temperatures will likely continue to rise into the lower or middle 60s over much of the region. But winds be increasing out the northwest by this afternoon with the front moving through the region. These winds could gust to between 30 to 40 mph at times. These winds will also help usher in a much colder airmass later tonight. Temperatures will begin falling through 50s and 40s later this afternoon and evening.

Winds will diminish overnight, as a cold airmass settles over the region. Many of the suburbs will get down into the middle 20s to lower 30s by dawn. The National Weather Service has issued Freeze Warnings for the parts of the area where growing season continues. Where a hard freeze and patchy frost is likely with vegetation. In NYC and some other urban areas temperatures are expected to drop into middle 30s with some pockets of frost possible by Saturday morning. Some other highlights for this weekend.

• Saturday will remain chilly into afternoon hours with temperatures mainly in the 40s.
• Milder temperatures return on Sunday with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
Large high pressure over much nation will provide plenty of sunshine and dry conditions here this weekend.

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