As AccuWeather.com meteorologists keep tabs on a potential storm for next week, it will trend colder and windier into the weekend.
If only the region had some of last week's warmth....
Unfortunately, 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.
As the air becomes drier into the weekend, more sunshine is in store by day, but clearing skies will bring lower temperatures at night.
For those still without power in the wake of Sandy, the cold will be penetrating and seemingly never-ending.
Temperatures will dip well into the 30s inland and close to 40 along the coast at night through the weekend. For those outdoors during the nighttime and early morning, AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures will dip into the 20s.
The wind will pick up in portions of the mid-Atlantic and southern New England to end the week.
While winds will not be strong enough to cause new damage or outages, they can hinder restoration of power at times.
Winds will line up at the surface and aloft, allowing gusts in the neighborhood of 40 mph in open areas Friday and Saturday. Winds will be from the west and northwest.
Winds will be stronger at lift level for those repairing electrical lines or using cranes to clear debris.
Folks should use caution when venturing under trees. Some limbs weakened by Sandy could come down without notice.
With the wind picking up, it may help drive some of the foul stagnant water smell out of the area and should speed up the evaporation on streets, sidewalks and areas where it has pooled.
Winds are forecast to ease up Sunday, but the chill will remain.
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