Rain-free, warm weather will continue around the New York City area into the weekend.
A zone of high pressure will continue to hover around the Atlantic Seaboard keeping the atmosphere dry enough to prevent rain from developing in place or keep it from moving in from the west.
The pattern will be very favorable for outdoor plans and construction projects. Daytime highs will be within a few degrees of 8 with nighttime lows ranging from the upper 50s to the middle 60s.
The only potential travel problem will be patchy morning fog for commuters well north and west of the city.
A weak system may try to produce spotty showers over the northern Appalachians toward the weekend.
It may not be until early next week when a cold front from the Midwest and perhaps a tropical system from the Gulf of Mexico combine forces to bring the next chance of rain to the New York City area and much of the Atlantic Seaboard.
Until then, temperatures will continue to average well above normal and rain should continue to avoid the area.
Chicago will not catch a break from the bitter cold anytime soon, as more cold air heads to the city this week.
It has rained every day so far this month, except Dec. 1 around Atlanta. That trend will continue through Tuesday.
More waves of Arctic air are in the offing for Detroit this week.
After ending the weekend on a slick note, more cold air will dominate weather headlines this week.
Philadelphia International Airport received more snow (8.6 inches) from a single storm this past Sunday than it did all of last winter, when 8.3 inches fell.
After a day of heavy snow across the mid-Atlantic, ice and rain are adding to power outages, flight delays and hazardous road conditions.
Sheridan, NY (1908)
Temperature dropped to -41 degrees F., all time low.
Mill city, OR (1987)
Three people were killed and two injured when a moving vehicle was smashed by a falling tree during high winds and heavy rain.
Second great snow in 5 days: Morristown 21"; New Haven 17"; "four feet on level" in eastern Mass. - another high tide.