Behind the strong cold front, temperatures are likely to drop quickly to below the freezing mark and this could result in a quick ice-up in some spots. The rain will change to snow is many parts of the Mid-Atlantic/NE US and accumulations are quite likely in interior sections from West Virginia to central/western New York State. In fact, there is a chance for small accumulations of snow in the I-95 corridor early Friday as the colder air pours into the region. High pressure takes control at week’s end and it’ll stay very cold on Saturday with highs struggling to reach the freezing mark in the DC-to-Philly-to-NYC corridor.
Looking ahead, an energetic pattern is in the offing for next week across the central and eastern US. In fact, there is the threat for a couple of storm systems to deal with – one early next week and the other late next week just in time for New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day (i.e., Thursday/Friday). It is still way too early for any details on next week, but the overall pattern suggests these threats will be something to closely monitor as we progress to the end of December and the beginning of the New Year.
Stay tuned…this interesting weather pattern is likely to continue well into January 2021.
Meteorologist Paul Dorian