Chilly weekend ahead, but a warmup is in our future


The chill has returned, for now.

A large area of low pressure has settled across Eastern Canada and will meander around through the weekend. The counterclockwise flow around the system is driving down a bitterly cold air mass across the Northeastern U.S.

Eventually, that storm kicks out into the North Atlantic and high pressure will bring in a very warm westerly flow for next week with 60s possible by next Wednesday or Thursday.

For now, a bitter breeze makes it feel more like 10 degrees early Friday morning. Some of the outlying suburbs could have wind chills below 0 degrees.

The sun will be out on Friday, but it will do very little to warm things up. Highs wills will only be in the upper 30s, but northwesterly gusts will continue. Wind chills will be in the lower 20s during the afternoon.

Expect the cold temperatures to continue through the weekend with highs holding in the upper 30s. The winds should start to ease Saturday night making Sunday feel more tolerable.

Monday will be a transition day. It will remain sunny, but it won’t be as cold as temperatures climb back into the lower 40s.

Southwesterly winds will develop heading into Tuesday setting the plate for the big warming trend. Temperatures will soar into the mid 50s under mostly sunny skies. By Wednesday and Thursday, we may end up topping out at around 60 degrees. Some spots inland could climb into the mid 60s.

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