Beautiful weekend ahead, but the Polar Vortex is on its way back

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — Patchy dense fog will make traveling difficult Friday morning, as a warm front brings milder temperatures into the area.

Temperatures will once again be unseasonably mild with highs near 50 degrees for NYC and in the mid to upper 50s in New Jersey.  Showers and thunderstorms will move through this afternoon as a cold front makes its way into the region from the Ohio Valley.

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Patchy dense fog will make travelling difficult this morning a warm front brings milder temperatures for today.

Some of these thunderstorms combined with the melting snow cover will cause some flooding issues for portions of the tri-state area. A Flood Watch is in effect through Friday evening for the counties in western New Jersey.

Saturday will feature partly cloudy skies with unseasonably mild temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.  High pressure will gradually move to the south of our area and eventually pass off the Eastern Seaboard.

Sunday will feature sunshine early then increasing clouds in the afternoon as another cold front makes its way into the area.  This will be the leading edge of much cooler air which will bring our temperatures back to seasonable.  A few scattered snow showers will also move through with this front but accumulations will be light.


The dreaded Polar Vortex will make an encore appearance, with Arctic air moving back into our area next week. The weather system will not be as intense as January, but temperatures will be well below normal.

Our next chance of significant snow comes late on Tuesday into Wednesday as a coastal system will move up the eastern seaboard.