The first half of February has not been kind to the Northeast. Several snow and ice events have occurred in just the first two weeks of the month. Across New England and Upstate New York multiple storms have dumped over a foot of snow, while down here across the New York City Metropolitan area, snow and ice has caused treacherous driving conditions at times. Now, February still has another two weeks to go and Spring is about one month away. However, we are about to get a taste of Spring starting this weekend.
Temperatures the past couple of days have been cold. This is not unusual for the month of February as temperatures yesterday were below normal, and today temperatures are more around average. As we head into this weekend we are going to see a nice spike in temperatures. Tomorrow (Saturday), temperatures will be climbing into the 50s, some interior locations across New Jersey flirting with 60. Therefore, temperatures will be a good 10 to 20 degrees above normal!
Highs on Sunday look to be once again in the 50s to around 60, another very mild and springlike day. On President’s Day highs won’t be as warm, but likely once again in the 50s, so another day of above normal temperatures. On Tuesday we sort of take a quick break from those milder temperatures as highs will only be in the 40s. However, Wednesday through the remainder of the week we’ll be looking at temperatures once again in the 50s to around 60 across the tri-state area.
As for any significant storms, it’s looking relatively quiet over the next week. Besides from a few possible sprinkles Saturday night into Sunday, we’ll remain for the most part dry through Tuesday. Then on Wednesday we may see a few showers (areas north and west of the city possibly seeing some freezing rain to start). However, dry and mild once again for Thursday and Friday. The following weekend may be our next chance for possible heavy rain, maybe even changing to snow north and west of the city.