After a cool end to the workweek, temperatures will gradually cool this weekend as progressively breezier winds sweep in from the north and west.
The cooling trend will not end this weekend as a northwesterly flow of cold air becomes firmly in place early next week.
According to Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski, "Sandy has helped to make a big buckle in steering-level winds in its wake. While the winds will bring progressively drier air into the region, the cold flow from Canada will pick up."
The drier air funneling into the area means the clouds which have lingered around for much of the week will give way to more sunshine this weekend.
While the clouds kept temperatures from plummeting at night this week, clearing skies this weekend will bring lower overnight temperatures through early next week.
Overnight temperatures this weekend will fall close to 30 well inland while temperatures near the coast remain close to 40. When you factor in the winds, AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures will fall into the middle to upper 20s.
Those who plan on being outside at night or early in the morning may want to consider grabbing their hats and gloves before heading out the door.
Looking ahead to early next week, temperatures will struggle to get out of the 40s. Afternoon high temperatures will likely remain in the middle to upper 40s Monday through Wednesday.
Despite the continued cooling trend next week, winds should gradually diminish.
While showers are not in the forecast this weekend or early next week, AccuWeather.com meteorologists are monitoring a potential storm for next week which could bring more rain, wind and some snow to parts of the Northeast that were ravaged by Sandy. However, the storm will not be a repeat of Hurricane Sandy.
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