PIX11 WEATHER CENTER — An intense burst of Canadian air will send the tri-state area into the deep freeze this weekend, but not before we get a brief balmy break in the weather.
And next week, a possible storm could complicate the biggest travel day of the year, but it’s simply too early to know whether it will be wicked or just a wash.
High pressure drifts over our area tonight, tamping down the wind and the chill of the past two nights. Lows will still be on the cool side, with temperatures falling to the upper 30s in the city and upper 20s to low 30s inland to the north and west.
Winds will turn more westerly tomorrow, making it feel more pleasant with highs around 50. Clouds will also increase, especially in the afternoon, as high pressure continues to moves off shore.
For Friday, clouds will thicken and the chance for showers will develop in the afternoon and into the night as a strong cold front heads our way late in the day. High will reach the middle 50s ahead of the front.
As the cold front leaves our area Saturday morning, strong northwesterly winds will pull in arctic air. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid 40s early in the day before dropping through the 30s in the afternoon. Wind chills are most likely to be in the 20s later in the day.
The full brunt of the arctic air comes in Sunday. Winds will be quite gusty at around 20-30 mph during the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s, but add the wind chill factor and it has the potential to feel more like the teens.
Looking ahead to the Thanksgiving getaway day of Wednesday, there is potential for a storm that could bring rain and wind. It’s too soon to tell whether this will impact travel plans.