Above Normal Temperatures Arriving this Weekend

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.

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Meteorologist Adam Basile received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Atmospheric Science at the State University of Albany in May 2010. Ever since Adam was a child he was always fascinated by tornadoes. In elementary school Adam would constantly draw pictures of funnel clouds, no matter what subject matter was being taught at that time. After tornadoes came the drawing of hurricanes, and from there an interest in weather was born. Even his teachers would tell him that when he was older he should pursue a field relating to weather. Adam went on to Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, New Jersey, where he played varsity ice hockey for four years. He was also a member of the tennis team. When Adam wasn't on the ice or the court, he was accelerating in his science and mathematics classes. After Adam graduated in June 2006, he attended the University of Albany in upstate New York. Here, he continued to play ice hockey for the UAlbany Great Danes while majoring in Atmospheric Science. Adam competed in numerous forecasting contests at Albany including the WX Forecaster Challenge, a national forecasting competition. After graduation from SUNY Albany, Adam began interning at National Weather Forecasting in May of 2010. Two years later he was brought on as an official member of National Weather Forecasting forecasting team. Here, Adam does daily forecasts for National Weather Forecasting's diverse client base, aviation weather briefings to pilots, radio weather broadcasting, and provides storm alert and warning services to both the private and government sectors.

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