DAYS 1-5 (DECEMBER 31 – JANUARY 4)
We’re about to change the year but keep the same pattern. And so it goes. The final day of 2021 will feature low level moisture plaguing us at the surface with low clouds, fog, and patches of drizzle, while some upper level energy adds the chance of a few rain showers. This doesn’t change all that much this evening as we count down the final hours of the year and welcome 2022, which will open with an unsettled weekend. Low pressure tracks across the Northeast Saturday with periods of rain as the air will be too mild to support any freezing or frozen precipitation. A cold front does pull through the region on Sunday with a few more rain showers around, but as colder air finally does arrive any leftover precipitation would be snow showers at night, and then we get a sharp but brief shot of cold air Monday. But this pattern does not let cold hang around long and we’ll already be moderating by Tuesday with continued fair weather.
TODAY: Cloudy. Areas of fog and drizzle. Isolated to scattered rain showers. Highs 40-47. Wind variable under 10 MPH.
TONIGHT (NEW YEAR’S EVE): Cloudy. Areas of fog and drizzle. Isolated rain showers. Lows 38-45. Wind variable to S up to 10 MPH.
SATURDAY (NEW YEAR’S DAY): Cloudy. Periods of rain. Highs 42-49. Wind SE to S 5-15 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Cloudy. Rain likely. Areas of drizzle and fog. Lows 38-45. Wind S to SW 5-15 MPH.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Areas of fog early. Highs 45-52. Wind SW 10-20 MPH shifting to W.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Variably cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Lows 20-27. Wind W 10-20 MPH shifting to NW, higher gusts.
MONDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 28-35. Wind NW 10-20 MPH, higher gusts. Wind chill below 20 at times.
MONDAY NIGHT: Clear. Lows 12-18. Wind NW 5-15 MPH. Wind chill below 10 at times.
TUESDAY: Sunny. Highs 33-40. Wind variable up to 10 MPH.
DAYS 6-10 (JANUARY 5-9)
Moderating temperatures early period. Mid period unsettled weather, track of low pressure to determine scope and type of precipitation. Fair, colder finish to the period.
DAYS 11-15 (JANUARY 10-14)
Same overall pattern but a hint at a colder trend. One or two systems may bring precipitation threats.