Some Rain This Weekend For The Northeast...

December 11, 2020 // Article by: Jen D’Iorio

After a quiet and mild finish to the work week here in the Northeast, the chance for rain increases on Saturday ahead of our next disturbance. With this system, there are two areas of precipitation that we continue to watch. The first is an area of drizzle and rain showers along the DE-NJ coast Saturday morning. This activity eventually turns more organized and widespread as it lifts north and east into New England through the afternoon and early evening. Due to the proposed trajectory of this initial batch of rain, it is entirely possible that interior locations in the Mid-Atlantic (such as the metros of DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, as well as NW New Jersey) stay more dry than not during the daytime hours. The exact track of this rain will continue to be monitored, but for now, here is the simulated radar for 1 PM Saturday. Take note how a good chunk of the region is left dry, with rain along the east coast primarily light in nature.  

Courtesy of Tropical Tidbits

Saturday is also expected to be on the milder side, with high temperatures in the 40s and 50s. It may be just a tad cooler in southern New Hampshire and Massachussets while it is likely a bit warmer around DC and Baltimore with afternoon highs possibly reaching 60 degrees.

As the initial swath of rain exits our region north and east of New Hampshire and Massachusets Saturday evening, a second batch of precipitation then arrives ahead of a cold front pushing through the region. Scattered rain showers moving SW to NE will affect the Mid-Atlantic up to New England during the overnight hours. Thankfully, the intensity of rain is still looking to remain on the lighter side as showers track across the region. Below is a view of the forecast radar for 11 PM Saturday.

Courtesy of Tropical Tidbits

Aside from the potential for some lingering areas of rain and a few showers at times on Sunday (primarily early), we can expect another mild day with conditions gradually drying out and leading to some breaks of sun.  High temperatures will be in the 50s to 60s across the region.

Forecasted Temperatures for 1 PM Sunday, Courtesy of Pivotal Weather

Monday will then be a close call with a coastal system skirting by the region. Some rain is possible in locations farthest south (DC and Baltimore) as well as along the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic coasts, but most activity at this point looks to remain south and east. Check back here on Monday for an update and the forecast for next week's weather (which may include a potential wintry storm system midweek!)