Aside from a few disturbances passing through the region with a flurry or two, tranquil conditions with moderating temperatures are expected heading to the end of the week. The good news is that although temperatures will still remain near to below normal through early next week, there will be no major winter storms at all through next Tuesday.
Today through tomorrow, high pressure will build into the region with scattered clouds and a northerly to northwesterly wind at 5 to 15 mph. A few disturbances will move through the region with an isolated flurry possible. Temperatures this afternoon will rise into the upper 20's to lower 30's over the interior and mid to upper 30's along the coast. Tomorrow, temperatures will range from the mid to upper 10's for lows and upper 20's to lower 30's for highs.
While high pressure will be anchored over the Gulf of Maine on Friday, a strengthening area of low pressure off the North Carolina coast will lead to a strong pressure gradient over the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas. As a result, winds will be from the northeast at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts. The onshore flow will lead to overcast skies and an isolated shower. Temperatures will range from the lower to mid 20's for lows and upper 30's to lower 40's for highs.
High pressure will remain in control Saturday through Tuesday with broken to overcast cloud cover. A few disturbances will produce an isolated shower or two, but no major organized precipitation is expected. Temperatures on Saturday will range from the upper 20's to lower 30's for lows and mid to upper 40's for highs. Temperatures on Sunday will range from the upper 20's to lower 30's for lows and upper 30's to lower 40's for highs. Temperatures on Monday and Tuesday will range from the lower to mid 30's for lows and upper 40's to lower 50's for highs