Great holiday weather continues

Good Friday, everyone. It’s no ordinary Frida; it’s Black Friday. Shoppers are flooding the malls and outlets across the region, trying to save a dollar on anything in sight. As you are out saving that dollar, Mother Nature is trying to help you out with some gorgeous weather.

Friday starts with temps in the upper 20s and ends with highs in the 50s. Winds will be gusty, and those gusty winds will carry us into Saturday. Those winds are ahead of a weak cold front dropping in from the northwest.

The coldest air with this should stay just to our northeast:

That brings us a quick-hitting shot of seasonal chill, with southwesterly winds booting that out quickly Monday. This will mean a return to temps similar to what we will see Friday and Saturday.

The models are all over the place for the middle and end of next week. I like how the GFS is currently handling a trough digging into the plains states. It cuts off a part of that, rolling it toward us for the second half of next week:

You can see the colder air coming in behind that as it departs to our northeast.

There is a heck of a fight going on with the global signals right now. They are evenly split between a cold signal and a milder signal over the next week to 10 days. The colder signal is likely to win the battle, but it will take a bit to battle it out. You can see the eventual victory showing up on the GFS in early December:

Make it a great Black Friday and take care.

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