Wednesday evening, a few rain and snow showers fell across the tri-state area. This is the last of the precipitation connected to a storm that passed offshore. As the storm departs, it’s a sunnier, quieter end to the week. Thursday and Friday will feature partly sunny skies and highs in the 40s, with 50 degrees well in reach on Friday. Clouds will increase as we head into the weekend, but so will the temperatures. Despite heading into mid-December, the weekend looks mild, especially Saturday. A cold front is expected to come through Saturday night. Before it, warmer southwest winds pick up and warm up the area away from the immediate shoreline to near or above 60 degrees. The front brings rain, but clears out for Sunday. Sunday is seasonable and breezy with highs 45 to 50 degrees.
Next week, high pressure takes control off the southeast coast — and it sits there all week. Weak frontal boundaries approach, but that’s about it. It’s a warm December stretch. Highs will easily make it into the 50s for most of the tri-state area next week, with a small chance of rain around mid-week.