After the recent passing of a low pressure system, high pressure over the eastern U.S. will dominate the weather through the end of the weekend, leading to clear skies and similar temperatures each day. Lows each night will dip down to around freezing under the clear skies. Daily highs will be in the low-to-mid 50s (°F). The relatively dry air will be a change of pace from the weather of this past week. Early next week, the chance for another low pressure system returns.
In Paris, this week and next, the 21st annual Conference of Parties (COP21) for the Rio Convention is taking place. At this meeting, leaders and delegates representing the nations of the world are meeting to review the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a framework for global action to combat dangerous climate change. The aim of the climate negotiations is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement, in order to keep global average temperature from increasing more than 2 °C.