Good evening! Are you cold yet? High temperatures today throughout the Northeast ranged from the 20’s to lower 30’s, well below normal for late December. Even colder weather is on the way for the rest of the week, so get ready to bundle up and dress in layers. A few storm chances will likely follow – and we’ll dive into the forecast model depictions, including which make sense and which don’t.
For tonight, arctic high pressure will build over the Northeast states, supporting mostly clear skies and calmer winds. Temperatures are likely to drop into the teens overnight many areas – some of the interior valleys (including the Pine Barrens) may drop into the single digits. Forecast models suggest the core of this airmass, characterized by 850mb temperatures between -20 and -25 C, will move over the Northeast states late this week. High temperatures will fall all the way into the teens and lower 20’s, with single digit temperatures overnight.