A persistent pattern of dry and cold weather will be with us into next week. With the Jet Stream taking a dip southward and swirling low pressure over eastern Canada we remained in a brisk west to northwest flow on Thursday. High temperatures only managed the low 50s, mostly in the upper 40s in the hilly terrain. Gusty winds made it feel even colder.
Another cold night is in store tonight as skies remain generally partly cloudy. Low temperatures falling into the mid 20s to low 30s. West to northwest winds will diminish to 10 mph or less overnight.
A large area of high pressure expands across the eastern half of the country with low pressure across eastern Canada. This keeps us in a brisk northwest flow through Friday. As a result expect a similar day on Friday with a partly cloudy sky, breezy northwest winds and highs only in the upper 40s to 50 degrees at best. Fewer clouds around overnight, lows once again in the mid 20s to low 30s.
By Saturday the low in Canada will have eased its grip on our area with the high pressure system centered across the mid-Atlantic. Although it will remain cool on Saturday the winds will turn more southwest and temperatures rebound slightly, highs in the mid 50s. Skies should start out mostly sunny, but clouds will be on the increase during the afternoon. Winds may gust to around 25 mph through the afternoon.
Low pressure will streak out of northwest Canada to be positioned in the upper Great Lakes by Saturday morning. As the low moves into southern Quebec it will swing a cold front through here late Saturday night and offshore by Sunday morning. That will bring a period of mostly cloudy skies overnight, with just a slight chance of a passing shower or flurry in a few spots. Not as cold Saturday night, lows in the mid to upper 30s.
Sunday through Tuesday, high pressure remains in control. Mostly cloudy early Sunday, otherwise partly cloudy skies on average, staying cool and dry through the period. A cold front slides through Monday night with another shot of reinforcing cold air. Highs in the low to mid 50s. Overnight lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s.
It will be a cold and breezy night for game 2 of the World Series tonight. Temperatures falling through the 40s with a brisk wind making it feel even colder.