A Seasonable Weekend For The Northeast...

November 13, 2020 // Article by: Brad Miller

It was a recording setting week across the Northeast after an unseasonably warm air mass overspread the region.  Temperatures averaged 15 - 20+ degrees above normal from Monday through Thursday.  However, that all came to an abrupt end on Friday as a strong cold front pushed across the I-95 corridor.  This brought with it much cooler air along with some needed rainfall.  In fact, rainfall from south Jersey to Washington, DC reached 2 - 3 inches along with some locally higher amounts.  And while it was a damp Friday as one last disturbance crossed the region, high pressure will take over Friday night and result in a nice start to the weekend.  This will lend to plenty of sunshine for Saturday and temperatures will be right where they should be for mid-November. Here is a look at those expected temps for 1 PM Saturday.

Courtesy Pivotal Weather

If you have outdoor plans this weekend, Saturday will definitely be better than Sunday.  And while Sunday may be a bit milder than Saturday, rain chances will increase from west to east, especially during the afternoon (although New England may stay dry until evening).  This will be due to a cold front as it sweeps across the Ohio Valley and into the Northeast.  Also, it will become windy on Sunday as the front blows through the region.  The rain should exit Sunday night with most locations receiving between 0.25 - 0.50" of rain.  Here is a look at the simulated radar for 5 PM Sunday.

Courtesy Pivotal Weather

Overall, we have a fairly "typical" mid-November weekend ahead for the Northeast.  Again, if you have outdoor plans, enjoy Saturday because Sunday will be blustery and unsettled, especially south of New England.  So, that's it for now.  Next week starts off chilly with even a few flurries possible, but we'll have more on that in Monday's blog.  Have a great and safe weekend everyone !!