A Fairly Quiet Week Ahead...

January 4, 2021 // Article by: Brad Miller

After some snow across interior parts of the Northeast this past weekend, it looks like we have a quiet weather pattern on the way for the next few days.  There are some things that we are watching, but we'll get to that in a few minutes.  First, let's take a look at average temperatures for this first week of January for the major cities along the I-95 corridor.

  Average High Average Low
Boston 36 22
Hartford 34 17
New York City 38 27
Philadelphia 40 25
Baltimore 41 24
Washington, DC 42 28


And although we are now past the winter solstice and daylight is increasing, we still a few more weeks until we reach our climatological coldest part the year which occurs in late January.   

As for the weather this week, not a lot happening.  There a few weak disturbances that will keep some flurries in the forecast, but this again looks to be for mainly interior parts of the Northeast.  The other exception will be over eastern New England where we may see a few flurries on Tuesday as an area of low pressure meanders just offshore.  Here is a look at the surface map and simulated radar for 2 PM Tuesday.

Courtesy Pivotal Weather

Beyond that, a large area of high pressure will build across the region and lend to a quiet middle of the week.  Expect near or slightly above normal temperatures along with a mix of sun and clouds.  As we look towards the end of the work week, there will be a storm system to keep an eye on.  However, right now it is expected to only impact the southeastern U.S. and then exit east into the Atlantic.  There was some model guidance that was showing this storm system coming up the East Coast, but have now backed off this solution.  We'll continue to monitor and keep you updated of any changes.  For now here is a look at the forecast precipitation amounts (QPF) through Friday afternoon.  Again, due to high pressure, not much rain or snow is anticipated.


Courtesy Pivotal Weather

Well, that's it for now.  Have a great week everyone and make sure to follow us on all social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  Also, don't forget to stop by The Weather Lounge, our podcast about (yep you guessed it), the weather !!