It’s been an unsettled and rather ugly start to the week in the Northeast. But the good news is that a cold front passed through Wednesday night, likely bringing several days of dry and sunny weather to the region. Not only will the cold front bring a dry and temperate air mass, but a large area of high pressure will follow. Pressures may near 1030 millibars with this high pressure, keeping it quite difficult for clouds to form.

Thursday will generally be sunny in most of the northeastern US as the high pressure begins to slide in from the west. The northerly component to the wind will not only allow for dry, pleasant air with dew points into the upper 40s to low 50s, but it will also keep temperatures mainly 5 to 10 degrees below-average. That translates to most areas experiencing high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s, with a few low 80s sprinkled in there.

As the high pressure becomes more centered overhead on Friday, dew points and temperatures will increase by a few degrees. Temperatures will now range from average to up to 10 degrees above-average, bringing actual highs into the upper 70s to mid 80s. That will be paired with sunny skies, although clouds will increase as the day progresses especially in the Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley regions.

By Saturday, an incoming disturbance will spark off a couple spotty showers and storms across the interior Northeast, but most areas will remain dry. Temperatures will be a degree or two cooler than on Friday, making for another seasonable day for most. Humidity will remain low and comfortable under a partly sunny sky.

A few additional spotty showers will remain in the forecast for the Northeast on Sunday, but like the day before, most towns will avoid them. Temperatures and humidity will remain typical for this time of the year.


Jackson is Head of Content and Social Media at WeatherOptics. He is currently a student at the University of Miami, studying Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism. Dill produces forecast articles for the website and helps to manage the content schedule. He has also led the growth of WeatherOptics’ social media accounts, working to keep them aligned with the company’s evolving vision.

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