A Quiet January Weekend...

January 8, 2021 // Article by: Brad Miller

After some wintry weather for parts of the Northeast to kick off the New Year, this weekend looks rather quiet.  The main reason is due to the storm track remaing across the southern U.S.  This will keep the rain and snow in parts of the country that don't deal with much in the way of wintry weather.  Meanwhile, arctic air is still "locked up" over northern Canada, so it won't really be that cold this weekend (at least by January standards).  Now, most locations along the I-95 corridor will fall into the teens and 20s at night, but should recover well into the 30s during the afternoon hours.  Here is a look at forecast temperatures for 1 PM both Saturday and Sunday.

Forecast Temps for 1 PM Saturday - Courtesy Pivotal Weather

Forecast Temps for 1 PM Sunday - Courtesy Pivotal Weather

As for the weather itself, not a lot happening over the next few days as an area of high pressure slides overhead in tandem with low pressure to the south.  This is why the storm system will not be able to gain any latitude and gets supressed south and eventually out to sea.  And while we won't see wall to wall to sunshine this weekend, it is expected to stay dry with the exception of a few stray flurries across the interior.  Here is a look at total precipitation (QPF) through Sunday evening.

Courtesy Pivotal Weather

Well, that's it for now.  Not much else to talk about for the weekend as temperatures remain rather seasonable and the weather stays dry.  Next week starts off quiet as well, but we'll be watching another storm system for Tuesday.  But again, it looks like it will stay south of the area.  The pattern does look more active and colder for next weekend, but we'll chat more about that in our next blog on Monday.  Have a great weekend everyone and stay safe.