Much milder air is on tap for the Philadelphia area through early next week as high pressure centered off the Carolina coastline takes firm control of the weather.
With high pressure located along the Eastern Seaboard through the middle of next week, a dominate southerly breeze will pump unseasonably mild air into the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions through Tuesday.
A weakening cold front passing through late on Sunday night and early on Monday morning will bring a few showers to the area late on Sunday afternoon into Sunday night. However, this weak front will not usher cooler air into the area.
In the wake of the front, the winds will become southwesterly. These winds will transport the warm and even spring-like air currently found throughout the Plains and Ohio Valley into the region for both Monday and Tuesday.
Afternoon high temperatures each day will be some 10-15 degrees above average in some locations. The warm air will be accompanied by a good deal of sunshine.
Another cold front will approach the Northeast and mid-Atlantic on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, bringing another chance for showers.
Unlike the front which will pass through on Sunday night and early on Monday, a push of colder air from Canada will sweep across the region.
Temperatures will be mild to start on Wednesday, but they should steadily fall as the front marches on through. Temperatures should drop near to slightly below average through Friday as Canadian high pressure slides into the region.
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A couple dry days are in store for Atlanta, but will be followed by heavy rain in time for the weekend.
Despite a dry day Wednesday, clouds and rain will return to Seattle this week and next.
More waves of Arctic air are in the offing for Cleveland this week.
Yet another blast of Arctic air will roll southeastward this week over the Midwest and will reach the Northeast.
The coldest air of the season so far is moving in for the middle of this week around Connecticut, in the wake of Tuesday's snowstorm. A new storm will move in this weekend.
After ending the weekend on a slick note, more cold air will dominate weather headlines this week.
Baltimore City (1878)
28.73" barometric pressure - Dec. record.
Bend, OR (1919)
28" snowfall set state 24 hour mark.
Western New York (1995)
Heavy lake-effect snow brought 37.9" of snow to the Buffalo airport in 24 hours. This broke the old 24-hour record of 25.3" set in January 10-11, 1982. Other months included: Buffalo (Delaware Park) 33" Buffalo (Allentown) 33" Williamsville 32" Clarence 31" North Buffalo 27"