Weather: Winter Continues
By Bill Ramstrom
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- On Tuesday, Punxsutawney Phil, the East Coast’s famous groundhog, emerged from his den and saw his shadow, thus prognosticating another six weeks of winter. The weekend weather will certainly meet up with these expectations -- continued cold, though not as bitter as in recent days, with a chance of a little snow. Early next week we face the possibility of a return to arctic cold once again as a new cold outbreak surges southward.
For today, we will have cloudy skies with a chance of snow flurries throughout the daylight hours. This is mostly attributable to the easterly flow which will be bringing air from the ocean onshore. This type of situation generally brings intermittent snowfall with fairly light accumulations, perhaps on the order of one inch or less.
A weak low will develop just offshore during the day today, turning the flow onshore, leading to light snow along the coast. Over the weekend, a large high pressure system will cover the eastern two thirds of the country, giving us a cool northwesterly flow and fair weather into early next week.
Today: Cloudy with snow flurries. Cool. High 33°F (1°C).
Tonight: Breaking clouds and cold. Low 20°F (-7°C).
Saturday: Mostly sunny and seasonable. High 35°F (2°C).
Saturday Night: Clear, calm, and cold. Low 16°F (-9°C).
Sunday: Windy and colder. High about 25°F (-3°C).
Outlook for Monday: Cold weather returns. Sunny. High struggling to